The celebration of the Eucharistic sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ himself who has offered himself for us.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1382.
Did You Know?
As we sing the Sanctus, the “Holy, holy, holy,” we sing the music of the choirs of angels, the song of the great company of saints and all the powers of heaven. We are invited to take our place in the communion of saints, which unites us to all the faithful, the living and the dead. Not only are we united with the “horizontal” Body of Christ, joined with those standing next to us and throughout the world, but we are also united with the “vertical” Body of Christ,” those in the heavenly liturgy.