At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." (CCC 1323-24)
The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. (CCC 1407)
The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of the Word of God; thanksgiving to God the Father for all his benefits, above all the gift of his Son; the consecration of bread and wine; and participation in the liturgical banquet by receiving the Lord's body and blood. These elements constitute one single act of worship. (CCC 1408).
Celebrating the Eucharist at St. Genevieve's
Baptized Catholics may partake of the Eucharist daily. See our Parish Calendar for daily and weekend Mass times.
Parents of children who have not received the Sacrament of the Eucharist should call the Religious Education Office at 908-355-1584.
Adults who have not received the Sacrament of the Eucharist should contact Rae through the Rectory at 908-351-4444. Thank you!