Eucharist

The Eucharist

The liturgical life of the Church revolves around the sacraments, with the Eucharist at the center (National Directory for Catechesis, #35). At Mass, we are fed by the Word and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ. We believe that the Risen Jesus is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is not a sign or symbol of Jesus; rather we receive Jesus himself in and through the Eucharistic species. The priest, through the power of his ordination and the action of the Holy Spirit, transforms the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is call transubstantiation.

By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity. (CCC 1413)

Reception of the Eucharist

The earliest time that a Catholic can receive the Eucharist here in Corpus Christi is 2nd grade.  At Most Precious Blood we require a 2 year formal prepartion process that can start at 1st Grade.  If you have a child that is above 1st and 2nd Grade you can still have them start the preparation process.  

Parents with children in grades 1-6 please contact Lee Bockholt by phone 361-854-3800 or email at kenbuckfam@yahoo.com.  Parents with children in grades 7-12 please contact the Youht Ministry office by phone at 361-854-3800 or email at mpbccym@gmail.com

If you are an adult who would like to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist, we ask that you join our RCIA program.  They meet on Sunday morning at 8:30AM in the Parish Hall of the Msgr. Thomspon Family Center.  You may email the RCIA leaders at dwhite1518@mygrande.net. 

 

Eucharist

The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. (CCC 1324)

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