What is the Eucharist and the Catholic Mass?
Catholics believe we are made by God and are meant to receive Him. We are meant to have Him living in us. This happens in the most direct way possible in what we call the Eucharist–bread and wine that, when consecrated by a Catholic priest, truly becomes God.
In the Eucharist, we can literally touch and receive God into ourselves. He feeds us with his life so we can grow in union with Him. Through this union God’s life flows into us, repairs the brokenness of sin and makes us who we’re truly meant to be.
The celebration of the Eucharist is called the Mass. It is the source and summit of Catholic life and worship. Catholics attend Mass weekly and on special Holy Days of Obligation. These Holy Days celebrate important times in the Church.
- Monday through Friday: 7:00 a.m.
- Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m.
Holy Days of Obligation
- January 1 – Mary, Mother of God – 7:00 a.m.
- August 15 – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- November 1 – All Saints
- December 8 – The Immaculate Conception
- December 25 – The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day