In the words of the Mass the priest says, “On the night he was betrayed, Jesus took bread … ” This was the night before his passion and death. In this dark hour of loneliness and abandonment, Jesus made a new and everlasting covenant with all who believe. At this moment in time, Jesus gave us “the most precious possession which the Church can have in her journey through history – the Eucharist” (Ecclesia de Eucaristia, 9). When all seemed lost and he was about to leave this earth, Jesus accepted God’s will to be the sacrifice for our sins.
The Eucharistic Sacrifice is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, 11). The Eucharist is the outstanding moment of encounter with the living Christ (Pope John Paul II, The Church in America, 35). The Eucharist is an immense gift. Everyone is invited to participate actively and worthily at St. Joseph on Sundays, Holy Days and throughout the week.
We also invite you to participate in Eucharistic Adoration. See below for more information.
Children in school and the Parish School of Religion are prepared to make their First Communion during the second grade. Please contact Mary Doerr at 636-441-0055 Ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.