The Eucharist

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.

“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.’”135

Paragraphs 1322 and 1323, Catechism of the Catholic Church

At St. Margaret, we practice worship of the Holy Eucharist in several forms: in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in Holy Communion, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction. See our liturgy schedule for a complete list of times for Mass, Adoration, and Benediction. Those baptized members of the Church (Ages 5-16) seeking their First Holy Communion should contact our Religious Education department for sacramental preparation or you can enroll for the Religious Education Program. If 17 or older contact the parish office for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) or you can enroll for the RCIA program