Eucharist is unique among the sacraments as it is at the heart of our faith. For Catholics, the Eucharist, or Mass, is the most powerful way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus said to them, ‘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. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” John 6:53-56.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem (c 350) says “the bread and wine of the Eucharist before the holy invocation of the adorable Trinity were simple bread and wine, but the invocation having been made the bread because the body of Christ and the wine the blood of Christ.”
Source and Summit of Christian Life:
According to the Catechism of Catholic Church, “The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.” All the other sacraments and all ministries in the Church are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented towards it. This is because in the Eucharist is the whole of the spiritual good of the church as the eucharist is Christ himself. (CCC1324).
The Eucharist is:
– the source and summit of grace
– The cause of our Communion with the Church
– The Culmination of God’s caring actions in the world.
– The anticipation in the heavenly liturgy
Preparing your child for Eucharist
It is the duty of parents and the parish to offer children prayerful and practical help to celebrate the sacraments with proper devotion and to form them in the rituals of receiving the sacraments. Parishes work with families to help parents prepare their children to grow in their friendship with Jesus and their connection to the Church community.
Parish Eucharist program
If you wish to register your child in our Eucharist program, visit Sacramental Program for dates, times and locations of Parent Information Sessions and Preparation.
Also in Sacramental Program we provide opening and closing dates for online registration.
Kedron Brook Catholic Community
23 Lovedale Street, Wilston QLD
Good Samaritan Parish
170 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston (enter via 23 Lovedale St)
115 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park
St John the Baptist Parish
St John the Baptist
133 South Pine Road, Enoggera
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
18 Halle Street, Everton Park