At the heart of the Church’s liturgical life is the celebration of the Sacraments which are real and spiritual encounters with our Lord Jesus Christ. Central among the Sacraments is the Holy Eucharist, which is the source from which all the Church’s power flows and the summit toward which all our activity is directed. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the highest form of worship that the Church can offer, and all who are made sons and daughters of God by faith and baptism are called to full, active, and conscious participation in it. Through the Eucharist, the covenant between the Lord and man is renewed, drawing the faithful into the compelling love of Christ and setting them on fire. Through the Holy Mass, “the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.” (Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy )
It is through the Mass, as well as the other Sacraments, prayers, and devotions, that we most perfectly glorify God and offer praise and thanksgiving for His blessings.
“…So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him…” ~ Luke 24: 29-30