St Joseph's Catholic Church, Neath
The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is the heart and the summit of the
Church's life. It is the memorial of Christ's Passover, that is,
of the work of salvation accomplished by the life, death and
resurrection of Christ. The priest presides at the Eucharist and
consecrates the bread and wine so that it becomes the Body and
Blood of the Lord.
The essential signs of the Eucharist sacrament are the wheat bread
and the grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is
invoked and the priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken
by Jesus during the Last Supper: "This is my body which will be
given up for you ... This is the cup of my blood ..."