Receive the greatest gift, His Body and Blood.

The Eucharist is the source and the summit of our Christian life.

By the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith.

Consecration at Holy Communion Mass When is the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist Celebrated?

The Holy Eucharist is available at every celebration of the Mass. To see when St. Patrick Parish offers the sacrament and the Mass, consult our schedule of worship.

All baptized Catholics who have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation and have been fully prepared for the sacrament of Holy Eucharist are eligible to receive the sacrament.

Little Boy Receiving First Holy Communion

How Do I Receive the Eucharist?

To receive the Holy Eucharist, abstain from all food for one hour before you will receive. Approach the Lord with reverence, walking with hands folded. Bow before you receive the Eucharist, displaying your humility and respect. Respond to the Extraordinary Minister’s words with “Amen”.

If you choose to receive the Holy Eucharist in your hands, place one hand below the other, creating a proper throne for our Lord. If your hands are impeded, receive the Eucharist on your tongue. If you choose to receive on your tongue, place your hands over your chest, so that the Extraordinary Minister knows to place the Eucharist in your mouth.

For more information regarding the Holy Eucharist, access the Catechism of the Catholic Church here.

Sharing the Eucharist with the Sick and Homebound

The priests of St. Patrick Parish wish that all might receive this precious sacrament regularly. If you or someone you know in St. Patrick Parish cannot attend Mass to receive the sacrament, we will happily schedule home visits to provide the Holy Eucharist.

Please contact the parish office at 610-647-2345 or by email at to request a visit.