Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist

Weekday Eucharist celebrations occur at 9:00 am on a rotating schedule throughout the collaborative. See Mass Schedules.

Solemn Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place at Saint Kateri Church every Thursday immediately following Mass until 11:00 AM, and each first Friday following Mass until Noon.

Our First Holy Communion preparation is a two year program. Please visit our Faith Formation page for further information. 


Teenagers and Adults are prepared for their First Holy Communion through the RCIA Program

RCIA at St. Bonaventure Parish Plymouth


The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.

The Eucharist is the most special sacrament, in which Christ himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and source of all Christian life and worship; it signifies and affects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ.

As children reach the age of reason, generally around age seven, the Church extends to them an invitation to celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist. The initiation into the Christian community that took place at baptism is further extended by inviting children to enter fully into the heart of Christian faith through participation in the Eucharist.

The Eucharist is the sacrament by which Catholics receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. For Catholics, this is the most treasured gift given to the Church by the Lord at the Last Supper. In receiving the Eucharist, we are nourished by the Lord. The bread and wine used in the Mass are transformed in all but appearance into the Body and Blood of Christ.

 


Eucharistic Ministers The Eucharist is the summit toward which all preparations of the lay liturgical ministers have led; when we come together to recognize Jesus, in the breaking of the Bread. Those who distribute the body and blood of Christ should\ reflect the Church’s belief that we are transformed in the true presence of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Ministers are scheduled according to their preferences. Contact: Rev. Joseph Raeke, Pastor.

Eucharistic Ministers (BID-Plymouth): Eucharistic Ministers are men and women of the parish who may take communion to the sick at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. Those who are called to this ministry must know how to be truly present to others. To find out more, contact your parish office.

Pastoral Visitors to the Sick and Homebound: Pastoral Visitors bring the hope and joy of Jesus Christ and the Eucharist to one of more of our 7 nursing homes and assisted living facilities as well as our ill and homebound parishioners within our St. Peter Community. Extraordinary Ministers of Communion must be commissioned by the Pastor of St. Peter Parish for this Ministry. They should be faithful Catholics who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They must be at least sixteen years of age, participated in the required formation and training, and participate regularly in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church. Contact your parish office for more information.