The Mass is at the heart that gives life to everything— “the source and summit of the whole Christian life.”
The Mass is the most familiar and most recognizable element of our Catholic faith. In the Mass we see postures, gestures, and items of clothing that would seem out of place anywhere else. We hear words that hint at deep and ancient mysteries.
The words, the vestments, and movements of the Mass took their origin in times long past; nevertheless, they hold infinite meaning for Catholics today. Jesus spoke many words during his three years upon the earth; and yet there are two, “Do this,” that we Catholics have done unceasingly for 2,000 years.
The celebration of the Eucharist has been handed down to us from the apostles, and throughout history Catholics have observed these sacred rites according to their own cultures, times, and traditions.
If you would like your son or daughter to participate in the celebration of Eucharist, please call the Pastoral Center at 650-494-2496. Generally, children in the 2nd Grade of Religious Education spend the year learning about the Sacrament of Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance. For 1st Communion and 1st Reconciliation information, see the RE link here.
If you are an adult or young adult who wishes to receive the Eucharist, click here for more information.