“‘I am the bread of life,’ Jesus told them. ‘He who comes to me will never be hungry: he who believes in me will never be thirsty.'” (John 6:35)
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. (CCC, 1322)
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. (CCC, 1323)
Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints. (CCC, 1419)
Eucharist is celebrated each week at the weekly Mass times in our parish and during daily Mass (check the bulletin for the daily Mass schedule).
Communion of the Sick trained volunteers will bring consecrated bread to those who are unable to attend Mass due to health reasons. If you are interested in receiving Holy Communion but are unable to attend Mass, please call the office to arrange for this service we offer.
At St Francis Xavier, children in grade 2 are instructed in the Sacrament of the Eucharist and make their first communion at the end of the catechetical year. Special instruction can be arranged for a child who is not in grade 2 and would like to receive this sacrament. Please call the office.