Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; . . . he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and . . . abides in me, and I in him"
(Jn 6:51, 54, 56).
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life and all of the sacraments and ministries of the Church flow from the Eucharist. It is the gift of Christ’s very own Body and Blood which He gives to us out of His compassion and love.
The word Eucharist means "Thanksgiving" which we do every time we come together to celebrate Mass as we give God thanks for all the gifts and blessings He pours out in our lives. The Eucharist itself is the Real Presence, Christ’s Body and Blood that He gave to His disciples on the night of the Last Supper. While at meal with His friends, He gave the Eucharist to them which we remember every time we gather to celebrate Mass.
The Eucharist is our spiritual food which provides strength for our journey. If you or a loved one is home-bound, in a nursing home, or in the hospital and would like to receive Communion, please contact the Parish Office at 313.884.5554.
Preparation for children to receive their First Eucharist is through the Faith Formation office. Please contact us at 313.884.7407.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
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 there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.