The center of the Mass is the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist. During this time, we share in the body and blood of Jesus in the form of the bread and wine. This is done in remembrance of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:23-25, cf. Luke 22:18-20 and Matthew 26:26-28).
The bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist become the actual body and blood of Jesus. The Counsel of Trent officially stated: "by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. called transubstantiation." By sharing in the Eucharistic meal, the Church teaches that Catholics are fulfilling John 6:53: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you."
Holy Eucharist for the Homebound:
If you know someone in the parish who is homebound and would like to receive Communion, please call the Parish Office 716-652-3972.
First Holy Communion: Our children celebrate their First Holy Communion in the third grade. These students will receive First Communion instruction during their class time in the Traditional Religious Education and Family Religion programs.