The Eucharist is the sacrament of the body and blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and it is the sacrament that is celebrated at Mass. The term “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving,” and the Mass is basically a prayer of thanksgiving for our redemption.
The Eucharist is the third sacrament of initiation because it leads people who receive it into deeper and deeper communion with Jesus. Unlike the other sacraments of initiation (baptism and confirmation), the Eucharist may be received over and over all through life. In fact, Catholics are encouraged to receive the Eucharist daily, if possible.
If you have not yet received the sacrament as an adult, and would like more information, please visit our Becoming Catholic page or contact Sr. Diane Marie Collins at 773-486-4300 or by email.
If you have not yet received the sacrament as a child, and would like more information or to register, please visit our Religious Education page or contact Halina Pydych at 773-486-1660 or by email.