Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Reverend Michael S. McCormick, Pastor
The Sacrament of
The Holy Eucharist
As Saint John Vianney once said, there is nothing so great as the Eucharist. Our Lady of Lourdes parish offers a faith formation program that prepares children to receive their First Communion.
The Graces of the Eucharist
In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The entirety of Christ in his body, blood, soul, and divinity are truly present under the appearances of bread and wine. The Eucharist nourishes our souls, deepening and strengthening our relationship with Jesus.
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.
"Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”