The Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist at his Last Supper and instructed the Apostles, who are the first bishops of the Church, to 'do this in memory of me.' For two thousand years the Church has been the guardian and protector of the Eucharist. At every mass the faithful receive Christ himself in the Eucharist in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. To receive the Eucharist is the greatest honor that a human being can receive in this world. The Eucharist is a sign of union with God, the Church, and the communion of the saints in heaven.
To receive the Eucharist, you must be a baptized member of the Catholic Church, and in communion with the Church's teaching and beliefs. The faithful normally receive their First Communion at approximately age seven, in second grade. Adult converts to the Faith can receive Communion after completing the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, which is a program of prayer and study for adults who wish to become members of the Catholic Church.