The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments and other ministries and works of Catholic people are bound together and oriented toward the Holy Eucharist. At Mass, the bread and wine are changed by God into the Real Presence of the Risen Christ, body, blood, soul and divinity. Holy Communion unites us intimately with Jesus Christ, separates us from sin, and connects us to other members of the church, the Body of Christ. Regular reception of the Eucharist is an essential practice of Catholic faith.