The Eucharist is the most important of the seven sacraments, because it is in this and in no other sacrament that we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. There are many graces that flow from the faithful reception of this most sublime of sacraments. Communion then is primarily an encounter with Jesus Christ, for when we receive Holy Communion into our body, we are in turn integrated into His. Furthermore, the Eucharist is the Sacrament which builds the Church, because by receiving the Eucharist we are united to Christ.
It is also in the Eucharist that Christ unites all the faithful into one body, the Church. Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church already achieved by Baptism. In Baptism, we have been called to form one body, the Eucharist fulfills this call as “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is One Bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the fruits of the Holy Communion as;
Fr. Thomas Kalariparambil, Pastor
Mrs. Rose Mary, Sacramental Coordinator