The Eucharist 

So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. "For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink."  John 6:53-57

The Importance of the Mass
For Knights, as for all Catholics, there is no form of prayer more powerful or important than the Mass.  Vatican II made this unequivocally clear when it said that the Eucharist is the "source and summit of Christian Life."  The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to say, "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." Indeed, the belief in the Real Presence of Christ made present through the priest's words of Consecration, is one of the defining hallmarks of the Catholic Church.  We as Knights constantly stive to go deeper into the spiritual fruits offered through the Mass to help us with the challenges of life. 
Bible Quotes on the Eucharist

Mass Schedules at Our Council Parishes

SACRED HEART

ST. THOMAS MORE

​3400 S Adams Rd,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
4580 N Adams Rd,
Troy, MI 48098

Weekday Mass Schedule: ​​
  • Monday - Scripture Service with Communion - 9 AM
  • Tuesday-Friday - Mass at 9 AM
  • 3rd Monday of each month - Scripture Service with Communion at Boulevard Health Care Center at 10:00 AM


Weekend Mass Schedule:
  • Saturday:  4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


Holy Day Schedule: 
  • Masses at 9 AM and evening Mass as announced 


Weekday Mass Schedule: 
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 9:00am

Weekend Mass Schedule:
  • Saturdays at 4:30pm
  • Sundays at 7:30am, 9:30am, and 11:30am

Holy Day Schedule:
  • Masses at 9:00am and 7:00pm







 
What else does the Catechism
say about the Eucharist?
Eucharistic Adoration

"Behold I am with you always, to the end of the age."  Matthew 28:20

"Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honouring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us".

During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist ... By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"

http://www.catholic-church.org/kuwait/eucharistic_adoration.htm

Is Eucharistic Adoration part of your prayer? If not, you are missing something wonderful. It is like forgetting you have chance to sit next to Jesus. Even if your schedule doesn't allow you to attend Exposition Services, be aware that Jesus is present in the Tabernacle every time you come to church.  Remember, His presence is what makes Catholic churches unique from other "workship spaces."
​​ Eucharistic Adoration at Our Parish:​​​​ 

SACRED HEART PARISH

  • FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION & BENEDICTION:
    • First Friday of the Month (from October through May) 
    • From 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon
    • Benediction at 12:00 noon and meditative harp music from 11-12
  • SACRED HEART CHAPEL
    • The side chapel at Sacred Heart is open 24 hours per day. ​

Want to know more about Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Astonishment
"Astonishment (or stupor) and amazement (or admiratio) are, according to St. Thomas, two kinds of fear. These kinds of fear tell us, in the case of astonishment or stupefaction, that we are before something so unusual and unexpected that we cannot fully grasp the cause of it, and in the case of amazement or wonder, that we are before a teaching far beyond our understanding....How do we maintain this holy amazement and wonder, this devout fear in searching out holy things? It is important to know how to do this, for on this wondering contemplation may hang our final perseverance in following the Savior. First and foremost we need to meditate on the mysteries of our faith daily and with confidence....When we come to Holy Mass conscious that we are assisting at nothing less than the sacrifice of Calvary, and that the Lord is substantially present among us, and when we come with holy reverence before his enduring eucharistic presence in the tabernacles of our churches, we guarantee our growth in wisdom, and we come close to him."

"Eucharistic Astonishment" by Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem