The Eucharist is the very sacrifice of the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus. Known by many different names: the Breaking of the Bread; the Lord's Supper; the Memorial of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection and Holy Communion; the Holy Eucharist is the "source and summit of the Christian life (Lumen gentium, no. 11; cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1324)
At Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholics are invited to take part weekly in the Lord's Supper.
Faithful volunteers and Parish Staff will do everything possible to distribute Holy Eucharist to the Sick and Home-bound weekly - Please call the Parish Office (563.359.0345) for more information.
For First Communion information please contact the Parish Office (563.359.0345)
Eucharist (how we receive)
Should Catholics receive communion on the hand or on the tongue? And how exactly are we supposed to do that reverently? Is there any other acceptable response besides “Amen?” …and what does “amen” mean anyway?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.
The Church calls the Eucharist the “summit and source of our faith,” so it would seem pretty important to understand the basics about receiving this sacrament when we go to Mass.
Sacraments 201: Eucharist (what we believe)
Busted Halo’s introduction to the Sacraments 101video series continues as Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about what Catholics believe about the Eucharist and receiving Communion: How does the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ? Is Communion a reenactment of the last supper? Should you not receive Communion if you have sinned? Why can’t non-Catholics receive Communion in the Church?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 201,” a web video series geared toward those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.