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. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me

John 6:54-57

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.



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.



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.



Bonnie Prine-Allen 

Sacrament description derived from