The Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Through this sacrament of initiation we participate with the whole community of believers in the Lord's own sacrifice.
The Eucharist (from the Greek word eucharista 'thanksgiving') is the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in which he is present under the forms of bread and wine offering himself in the sacrifice of the Mass and giving himself as spiritual food to the faithful.
At the last Supper, the Lord instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his body and blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again and so to entrust to the church a memorial of his death and resurrection.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.
The Reception of the Sacrament at St. Bernard
Anyone wishing to arrange for Eucharist to be delivered to the home is asked to contact the parish office to make arrangements.
Students in our second grade faith formation program who have completed our parish's first grade program, as well as those registered parishioners attending Catholic school, are prepared for the reception of the sacrament through a series of sacramental preparation workshops according to diocesan guidelines.