Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. (English)

Saturday Vigil
4:00 p.m.(English)

Sunday Mass
9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.(English)
12:00 noon(Spanish)

Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil Mass
7:30 p.m (English)
8:30 a.m (English)
7:30 p.m (Spanish)

Federal Holidays
10:30 a.m (English)

The Holy Eucharist, Vatican II tells us, is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium, no. 11; cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1324). Since the Christian life is essentially a spiritual life, we might say as well that the Eucharist is the "source and summit of Christian spirituality" too.

To the pious Catholic, that proposition may seem obvious enough, even if he does not quite understand why. Intuitively, he knows that the spiritual life means using every means available to grow closer to Christ. And he knows that Christ Himself is present in the Eucharist in the most sublime manner. It makes sense, then, that the Eucharist should be central to the spiritual life of a Catholic.

But what the devout soul knows about the Eucharist intuitively should, where possible, become better known and more deeply experienced through systematic reflection on the Church's Eucharistic doctrine. The better we understand the Eucharist's role in Christian spirituality, the better we will be able to love Christ present in the Eucharist.

What follows is a summary of Catholic teaching on the Eucharist as both the "source" and the "summit" of Christian spirituality. We will consider each of these ideas in turn.