Tuesday, May 23, 2017

St. Bernard Church celebrates the Sacrament of the Eucharist

The St. Bernard Catholic Church first communion Class of 2017 takes a group photograph.

The Eucharist is the sacrament in which we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. The church teaches that Christ is really present in the bread and wine that have been consecrated by the priest at Mass.

Although the bread and wine still look and taste like bread and wine, the substance, what is actually there, has changed.

The roots of the Eucharist are in the Jewish Passover meal. This is the meal which commemorates Israel's delivery from oppression and slavery in Egypt.

Students from our Wednesday and Sunday first communion classes received the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

At the Mass

In video

St. Bernard Church first communion students proclaim the word of God during first communion ceremonies at St. Bernard on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Saturday of the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor

"This day is special, but it's only the beginning," Father Perry tells us in his homily for our 10 a.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church First Communion Mass. "The reason we receive is to that Jesus can come into us. He said, 'I want to be in you, and I want you to be in me. I want you to be in my love.' This day will be unforgettable. Jesus, whom we know so much because of the scriptures, wants to live inside you and be a part of you, always, never to be forgotten."

Watch as first communion students from St. Bernard Catholic School make their first communion on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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