We celebrate the Eucharist in memory of Jesus Christ, our Passover and our lasting peace recalling the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper;
Before he was given up to death, a death he freely accepted, he took bread and gave you thanks, He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and eat it;
this is my body which will be given up for you.
When the supper was ended, he took the cup. Again he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
Take this, all of you, and drink from it;
this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.
(see Mark 14:22-24; Matt 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-25)