Holy Communion

Holy Communion refers to the Eucharist and the wine that some Christians take as a symbol of the body and blood of Christ, during a portion of a church service. In Roman Catholicism, Holy Communion is not simply symbolic of the body of Christ, but it is as well the body of Christ. It is a sacrament. Sacrament in Catholicism is described as the symbol of the thing and the thing itself.

This means when practicing Catholics take Holy Communion, it has been transformed through prayer into the physical body of Christ. They are thus taking Christ within themselves. Other Christian denominations do not practice Holy Communion, or refer to itonly as symbolic of the body of Christ as he referred to it at the Last Supper

Please call 413.229.3028 if you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion. A Eucharistic Minister will contact you to make arrangements for visits.