Eucharist means thanksgiving. This is when Christ’s body and blood are offered and then received by the parishioner in the form of bread and wine. Christ during the Last Supper broke bread, ate it, gave it to his disciples and told them to eat it. Now the priest, through the words of consecration, blesses and administers the Holy Communion during every mass to remind followers that they are one with Christ. Food and drink nourishes our bodies ‒- Christ’s blood and body nourishes us spiritually.
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already here, and unite myself wholly to You.
SHUT-INS & NURSING HOMES:
Each Sunday, the Eucharist will be brought to those whom are registered with us and reside at the following locations:
Hearth & Home Assisted Living Center – Vandalia
Stone Springs Nursing Home
Vandalia Crossroads Nursing Home & Rehab
Homebound parishioners on our shut-in list
Also, if you know someone who cannot make it to church on a regular basis to receive communion and would like to be put on our shut-in list, contact the parish office.