|The central most important words in the Eucharistic prayer are called the words of institution:
Jesus took bread, and gave you thanks;
He broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
Do this in remembrance of me.
In the same way, after supper
He took the cup and gave you thanks;
He gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you;
This is my blood of the new covenant,
Which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
In remembrance of me.
The Eucharist is one of what the Church calls the sacraments – special ways in which God acts upon us and communicates his grace.
The Eucharist is the central act of worship in St Mary’s. It is celebrated here on Sundays at 8am (2nd, 4th and 5th), 10:30am (1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th) and 6.pm (1st and 5th ), and on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30am.
All Christians who usually receive communion in their own Church, of whatever denomination, are welcome to receive at St Mary’s. If you prefer, you are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing instead