Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; …he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and … abides in me, and I in him” (John 6:51, 54, 56).
The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received.
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'” – The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1323
Source and summit of Catholic faith
The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.”136 “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” – The Catechism of the Catholic Church 1324
First Communion for Children
Please visit our First Holy Communion Preparation or contact Sarah Metts at 770-205-7969, x33 for more information about preparing children for first holy communion.
First Communion for Adults over 18
Adults inquiring how to come in full communion with the Catholic faith to receive Holy Communion are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Please click Here for more information.