The Catholic Church uses the term Eucharist in two ways:
- to describe the celebration of the mass, and
- to define the sacrament of the Eucharist, also known as the Holy Communion….the round-shaped tortilla-looking chip.
The Holy Communion is simply a repetition or a re-enactment of Jesus’ Last Supper. It is during the Last Supper that Jesus H. Christ reminded his disciples that He will live forever long after His earthly form dies. During their final meal together, Jesus says, “Take this bread and eat it. This is my body which will be given up to you. Take this wine and drink it. This is my blood which will course through your vessels. Do this in memory of me.” The priest who conducts Mass repeats these same words as he blesses the communion and wine. Think of the Last Supper as Jesus’ farewell party where He served chips and wine to His twelve guests.