First Eucharist

"This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.”

Luke 22:19b-20

The Eucharist is:

  • the very body which Jesus gave up on the cross and the very blood which Jesus poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins
  • the source and summit of the Christian life
  • the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being
  • both a meal and a sacrifice
Catechism of the Catholic Church

Home, Hospital, or Nursing Home Visit

If you are sick or homebound, contact Kathy Ford, our parish nurse at 630.922.0081 ext. 28 or pastoralcare@hscc.us to make arrangements for communion to be brought to you.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever…For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me an I in him.

John 6:51, 55-56