Eucharist

We recognize that the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the most complete expression of both the physical and spiritual dimensions of our parish. Through the Liturgy, we strive to make our Sunday Worship a true encounter with the Body of Christ for all who take part. We also celebrate daily Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 7 am in the back chapel. There is a Liturgy of the Word and Communion Service offered on Fridays at the same time.

Guidelines on the Reception of Communion
“As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.”

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