Eucharist (masses)

In the Eucharist, Jesus Christ, the Risen Saviour, meets us visibly and personally in the power of the Holy Spirit. Cardinal Collins puts it this way:

Until Christ comes in glory, there is no more intense way of experiencing His presence than receiving Him in Holy Communion. This is not "holy bread" that reminds us of Jesus. This is Jesus, sacramentally present to be with us on our journey.[1]
"Jesus offered himself on Calvary in generous, unselfish love, in the midst of evil—giving and not counting the cost".[2] Because of Him, we know what our eternal identity is: To be His witnesses by our love in action. "We love because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19)

In one sense, we can say that Mass never ends because Jesus sends us forth in our mission of service with the reassuring word: Go.

The Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist make us full members of the Church. This also brings with it responsibility and so the Church obliges the faithful to take part in the Mass on Sundays.

[1] Thomas Cardinal Collins, Cornerstones of Faith. Reconciliation, Eucharist and Stewardship (Toronto, Canada: Novalis, 2013), p. 47.

[2] Ibid., p. 45.

Every Sunday at 2:00 pm

Saint Charbel Mass every 22nd of each month at 7:00 pm