Eucharist is a sacrament of Initiation. Eucharist is the preeminent sacrament from which all others have meaning. In the Eucharist, Christ is most profoundly present in the Church, which gathers to hear the Word of God and to share the nourishment of Christ’s Body with one another.
The Eucharist recalls what Christ did at the Last supper when He took bread and wine and gave them to His disciples as His Body and Blood. The Eucharist also recalls and renews the offering which Christ made of Himself for us on Calvary - His body given up for us and His blood poured out for our sins (1 Cor 11.17; Mark 14.22-26).
For information about a child receiving his/her First Eucharist, click here.
RCIA members will be received in the Catholic church and receive sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass