At the heart of Catholic worship is the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. We believe that in this sacrament, we receive the true presence of Jesus Christ – His body, blood, soul, and divinity. It is by receiving the Eucharist that we are called to participate in the life and mission of the Church, and to become more deeply united with Christ. Because of this belief, Catholics value the act of Holy Communion deeply and are encouraged to receive on a regular basis to strengthen their relationship with Christ and with one another.
" Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst."
- John 6:35
Guidelines for the Reception of Communion
The Eucharist is a central part of Catholic life and worship. As such, we take great care to ensure that it is received by those who are fully prepared to do so. To help our community understand more about the Eucharist, we have provided a link from the Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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