As Catholics, we believe the Eucharist truly is the Body and Blood of Jesus. We believe this because Jesus said so, Himself. In Chapter 6 of John's Gospel, Christ tells us, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” He then says, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life within you."
“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”
— John 6:53
Every time we go to Mass, we celebrate in thanksgiving (which is what the word Eucharist means!), that Jesus gave us the opportunity for salvation by shedding His body and blood on the Cross. We believe we are made present at the very sacrifice of Christ on Calvary at every Mass, which is why we often refer to it as: "The Sacrifice of the Mass."
The Eucharist unites us with one another in community, and it strengthens us on our journey to the kingdom. Like all sacraments, it is a sign that God is with us on our pilgrimage.
For those of you who are homebound or in a nursing home and unable to come to Mass, would like to receive the Eucharist Please contact the Parish Office 810 629-2251.
Please contact Jim Spaniola 810 629-2251 to arrange for a Visitor to bring you and your loved-one the Eucharist to Genysys Hispital.