A full Christian believer is one who has received Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist or Holy Communion. These are the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation.
You may search in your Bible and read:
The Lord’s Supper: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.’” (Matthew 26: 26-28)
You may also read the following passage from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians:
“For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.” 1Cor 11:23-26)
This is the earliest written account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament.
We meet on Sunday, the day of the Lord’s resurrection, to celebrate the Eucharist (the Mass) and fulfill what the Lord commanded us to do. Celebrating the Eucharist is something extremely important for Jesus’ disciples. Jesus commanded us to do it: “do this in remembrance of me” –he said.
At mass we eat his body and drink his blood to have life in him and updating the mystery of our salvation.
Who is not fed spiritually, cannot be spiritually strong!
For your consideration:
- We invite you to consider completing the Sacraments of Christian Initiation if you need to do so. Please call the Parish office and we will be glad to offer you information.
- If you have a child age of preparation for First Communion and/or Confirmation, enroll him or her in our Religious Education Program (CCD); we will help you with that. Please call the Parish office for information.
- If you did your First Communion, but for some reason you have left the Church, it is time to go back and reconnect with Jesus Christ and your Catholic Church! We are your Christian family. St. Michael is a community of good, simple and cheerful people. We welcome you with open arms, merciful hearts and big smiles. Come home, please!!!
Look in the Mass schedule for Sunday. We are waiting for you!