Eucharist

     The liturgical life of the Church revolves around the sacraments, with the Eucharist at the center. At Mass, we are nourished by the Word of God and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ.  For us the Eucharist is not a sign or symbol of Jesus; rather we receive Jesus himself in and through the Eucharist.  In faith we are challenged to become what we receive - nothing less than the body of Christ. 

     Eucharist is something we are, the body of Christ called to serve.  This often forgotten aspect of the Eucharist has been handed down to us from an action which was given to us in the Gospel of John.  This gospel speaks of Jesus bending down, basin and towel in hand, to wash and dry the feet of each apostle in a symbolic action of loving service.  Eucharist and service cannot and ought not be separated.

    From the New Testament images of Eucharist all of the community are called together to love one another, serve one another and feed one another.  In short, the Eucharist forms us into the Body of Christ, his presence in our world today.

     Children normally are prepared for Eucharist in their second grade school year.

     Eucharist is brought to shut-ins by calling the office (203-797-0222) or by emailing us.

 

 

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