Holy Mother Church never tires of inviting us, never ceases to urge us to receive holy Communion frequently, yes, even daily. And she encourages us, whenever we assist at the holy sacrifice of the Mass, to receive the body and blood of Christ with the priest, not only spiritually, by way of desire, but actually, by the sacramental participation of the sacred species. The divine heart of Jesus burns with desire to communicate himself to those who assist to the holy sacrifice of the Mass. “Take and eat,” he says, “this is my body (Mt. 26:26).”
The final event of the Mass is the Communion Rite. The Eucharist celebration is the paschal meal and the faithful who are properly disposed are invited to receive the Lord’s body and blood as he commanded. We begin with the Lord’s Prayer.