The church's main service is the Mass, which is also called the Eucharist, Holy Communion and the Lord's Supper. At this act of worship Christians share bread and wine, as Jesus commanded on the night before his death:
‘For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.’
1 Corinthians 11.23-26
The word Eucharist means ‘thanksgiving’. In this act of worship we give thanks to=
God for his great love towards us; a love that was made visible in the life, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Sometimes this service is called Holy Communion, to remind us that, through the bread and wine we share, we are joined with Christians of all places and all time, and with Christ himself, whose body and blood we receive. It also known as the Mass, a word which comes from the Latin ‘to be sent out’. So we are reminded that, renewed and strengthened by Christ's body and blood, we are sent out to proclaim his good news to the world.
with thanks to Salfords Christ the King