The Celebration of the Eucharist
St. Luke’s celebrates the Eucharist, the Holy Mass, as “the source and summit of the Christian life.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” 1324
What do we mean by “source and summit”? Mark Brumley, Managing Editor of The Catholic Faith Magazine, Ignatius Press, explains:
“To say the Eucharist is the ‘source and summit of Christian spirituality’ means at least two things. First, that Christian spirituality flows from the Eucharist as its source, the way light streams forth from the sun. And second, that Christian spirituality is supremely realized in and ordered to the Eucharist as its summit or high-point, that to which all of our actions should ultimately be directed.
Christian spirituality, then, is a two-way street. It leads us from the Eucharist as our starting point out into the world of daily life and it takes us back home to the Eucharist after our sojourn in the world.”
We invite you to join with us in the celebration of the Mass and, for those who are properly prepared, the reception of the Eucharist, at four Sunday Masses or seven daily Masses throughout the week.