"Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.' And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.'" (Lk 22:19-20)
The sacrament of sacraments; also called holy Communion or the Blessed Sacrament.
Our God who “spoke" the sun, moon, stars, birds, fishes, the earth, the whole cosmos into existence…can say “This is my body, this is my blood," and the bread and wine become his true flesh and blood! He is God, he chooses to be present to us in his sacred word, his creation, his priests and ministers, his people – our brothers and sisters; but he ordained a most unique way to remain with us in his body, blood, soul, and divinity - the source and summit of our faith: the Eucharist! When he says, “If you eat my body, and drink my blood, you shall have eternal life," we should take him at his word!
If you haven't yet received your first holy Communion, we'd like to help you prepare to receive Christ's body and blood in the Eucharist. For more information please contact
Donna Kano at (480) 507-4430, or e-mail by clicking her Email button on the Leadership page.
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