The mystery of the Eucharist is the central liturgical mystery of our faith since it is the mystery of God’s love and of Christ’s abiding presence. It is the mystery of a God who nourishes us and promises to be with us always. It is the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, for “each time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes” (1COR 11:26).
The mystery of the Eucharist is the mystery of a chosen people thanking their God for benefits received, both personal and communal. It is the mystery of a body broken and blood that was shed. It is the mystery of what we are and what we receive. It is the mystery of Christ in us.
Please see Faith Formation for more information about First Communion Preparation.
If you have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, please click this link to see options and next steps for Communion at St. Edward Church: Holy Communion for Those with Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten Intolerance, or Celiac Disease