The Eucharist

The Eucharist (known by many as “The Mass” or “Holy Communion”) is celebrated daily (see Mass Times for details). In the event of a priest not being available, a Service of the Word and the Eucharist will take its place.

As the Eucharist is at the heart of our lives, it occupies a unique place as ‘the Sacrament of sacraments’: ‘all the other sacraments are ordered to it as to their end.’ (c.f. Catechism of the Catholic Church 112).

Jesus is really and truly present in the Eucharist and we rejoice in being able to draw life and nourishment from him. He is the Bread of Life come down from heaven and we believe that anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. (John 6:51 ff.). For further information please refer to CCC 1322-1405.

We welcome everybody to our celebration of the Eucharist. At the weekends there are three Masses in English, each one reflecting the needs and tastes of parishioners. In addition there is a Mass in Italian and Polish.

If you wish to be prepared for First Holy Communion please contact the parish priest.