“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
The Holy Eucharist is the living bread from Heaven. The Holy Eucharist is the Real, True and Substantial Presence of Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
After His Resurrection, it was in the breaking of the bread that Jesus’ disciples recognized Him. We are privileged with the opportunity to receive our dear Lord in the Holy Eucharist at the daily and weekend Masses offered here at St. Lawrence Catholic Church as well to adore Him in the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday after the morning Mass until the evening Holy Hour.
In the worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist, our union with the Lord Jesus is increased. We are transformed and are united with our brothers and sisters in Holy Communion. Receiving the Holy Eucharist is the foretaste or promise of what God has in store for us in Heaven—union with God.
You are welcome to stop by church while it is open to pray before the Blessed Sacrament constantly reserved in the Tabernacle. Please see our Liturgy Schedule for Mass and Adoration times.
For information about First Holy Communion for children, or if you are an adult who has not yet received Holy Communion for the first time, please contact our Religious Education office at 703-971-8541 or by email.