The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."
We are called to "full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations"

The Eucharist:

Thanksgiving and praise to the Father

The sacrificial memorial of Christ and his body

The presence of Christ by the power of this word and his Spirit

The Eucharist is an activity of the church.
The Eucharist is the family banquet of all who constitute the Church.
It is the meal at which all are fed; at which no one is a foreigner.


Note: Children over the age of seven who have not been baptized or were baptized in another Christian church and have not received Eucharist are invited to participate in the Catechumenate for children. Similar to the adult RCIA process, they will be prepared, in age appropriate ways, to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil