Receipt of the Eucharist is the third Sacrament of Initiation, and is said by the Catechism to 'complete Christian initiation'. It is the consumption of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ — not in material form (Soul and Divinity are immaterial), but their substances. During the Last Supper, Our Lord stated Eucharistic bread and wine are no mere bread and wine in Mark 14:22-24:

 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

This miracle performed by Christ was the first consecration of the Eucharist, and in the passage, we see too instruction

for the faithful to repeat this Eucharistic consumption. God thus performs the Eucharistic miracle through His priest

during each Mass in order to fulfil His divine mandate, as through our own means, we could not do as Christ did.

If your child is enrolled at St Pius RC Primary School, the Eucharist will be explained at the appropriate age for their first Holy Communion. Alternatively, if you are an adult seeking the Eucharist, please view our Becoming Catholic section here.