“Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.’” -Luke 22:19-20
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith because it is the food that is given from God to help sustain us throughout our daily activities. As the source, it is the sacrifice of Jesus made anew through which the grace of God is opened up for us. This makes it the source of all of our love for God and neighbor as we depend on God’s grace. As the summit, the Eucharist is a participation in the communion with God in heaven along with all the saints and angels. -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1324-1327
Here at St. Martin’s, the Eucharist is at the heart of everything we do. It is this sacrament that is the greatest gift we can ever offer. It gives strength and hope to those who are sick and suffering. It is an act of thanksgiving for those who celebrate the sacraments of Matrimony or Confirmation. It is also a commemoration of all those who have passed away.
Because the sacrament of the Eucharist is so vital for our Catholic faith, the Church calls us to participate in the celebration of the mass each Sunday throughout the year; so that we may be united together with the universal church and that we may receive the grace of God to continue to follow after Him.
Homilies on the Eucharist
Masses are offered at the following times.
- 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass (St. Peter)
- 8:30 am Sunday (St. Peter)
- 10:30 am Sunday (St. Martin)
- 8:15 am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (St. Peter)
- 8:15 am Thursday (St. Martin)
- 8:15 am First Saturday of the month (St. Martin)