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Communion

EUCHARIST (HOLY COMMUNION) Revelation & Tradition

The Lord addresses an invitation to us, urging us to receive him in the sacrament of the Eucharist: "Truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. (Jn 6:53, #1384)

To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a moment. St. Paul urges us to examine our conscience: "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion. (1 Cor 11:27-29, #1385)

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life". 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. (#1324)

If from the beginning Christians have celebrated the Eucharist and in a form whose substance has not changed despite the great diversity of times and liturgies, it is because we know ourselves to be bound by the command the Lord gave on the eve of his Passion: "Do this in remembrance of me. (1 Cor 11:24-25, #1356)

The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as "the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend". In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist "the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained. This presence is called 'real' - by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present. (#1374)

In the liturgy of the Mass, we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession (#1378)

In addition, the Church offers to those who are sick or about to have surgery, or are dying the Holy Eucharist. This is why consecrated hosts are reserved in the tabernacle for such visits at any time.

The Church knows that the Lord comes even now in his Eucharist and that he is there in our midst. However, his presence is veiled. Therefore, we celebrate the Eucharist "awaiting the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, asking "to share in your glory when every tear will be wiped away. On that day, we shall see you, our God, as you are. We shall become like you and praise you forever through Christ our Lord. (#1404)

 


At St. Elizabeth Seton Parish

Eucharist is celebrated during all Masses.

First Eucharist is celebrated for Children after being prepared at special Masses
First Communion Committee–FCC

First Eucharist is celebrated with other Sacraments of Initiation at Easter Vigil RCIA

Weekly Adoration is celebrated in the Chapel between 9:00 am on Fridays until 8:00 am on Saturdays.

Please contact the Parish Office at 575-0119 for more information.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Weekend Masses
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am,10:30am, 12:00pm

Daily Mass

Monday & Thursday:  Mass at Seton, 8:00am

Tuesday & Friday:  Mass at St. Andrew, 7:30am

*Wednesday: 1st, 3rd, 5th Mass at Seton, 9:00am

                       2nd & 4th Mass St.Andrew, 9:00am

Saturday: Mass at Seton, 8:00am

(unless posted otherwise on the  website homepage)

summer months Wed Mass at 7:30 or 8:00

  (see location above)

school year Wed Mass at 9:00am 

   (see location above)


Confessions

Saturday 3:30-4:30pm
(or by appointment)

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