Holy Eucharist

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The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, together with His Soul and Divinity, under the appearances of bread and wine

It is the heart and 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 grace if salvation on his body which is the church.
1. It is the memorial of Christ’s Passover], that is, of the work of salvation accomplished by this life, death and resurrection if Christ, a work made present by the liturgical action.
2. The essential signs of the Eucharistic sacrament are the wheat bread and grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is invoked and the Priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken by Jesus during the last supper. This is my body which will be given up for you… this is the cup of my blood…
3. By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ is brought about.
4. As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation of the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God.
5. Communion with the body and blood of Christ increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgive his venial sins and preserves him from grave sins.
6. It reinforces the unity of the church as the mystical body of Christ and strengthens the bond of charity between the communicant and Christ.