The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
"For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed,
took bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
"This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 11:23-26
"The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life."
Lumen Gentium, §11; Catechism of the Catholic Church §1324.
A Catholic comes to Mass on the Lord's Day in the Lord's House
The celebration of the sacrament of Holy Eucharist or Mass is the way in which members of the Catholic Church join together in prayer and are spiritually nourished in the earthly journey to be disciples of Jesus Christ. The celebration of Holy Eucharist on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, goes back to the apostles and early Christian Church.
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