Eucharist in Saint Thomas Artwork

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic lives (Lumen Gentium #11).
Below are some pictures and events around St. Thomas the Apostle and how we as church celebrate the Eucharist.

Picture Explaination

This is the Christ the King Window. It shows the Trinity the hand of God, The Descent of the Holy Spirit and Christ enthroned in Heaven. Directly below Christ is an angel holding wheat and grapes. These natural gifts are made into the bread and wine for our Eucharistic Celebration where they are consecrated in the Body and Blood of Christ.

This is a picture of the Eucharist exposed in a monstrance at adoration. St. Thomas has monthly adoration, usually on the 4th Monday of the month. Please see Our Adoration Page for more information.

This is a stain glass window in our Parish Center of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.

This is a stain glass window in our Church of Holy Eucharist and shows children receiving their First Communion.

This picture is of the Old Testament figure Melchisedech and is located in the Sanctuary. He is the one that offer bread and wine to (Genesis 14:18-24)

Psalm 110:4 has “Like Melchizedek you are a priest forever” and Christians believe that Melchisedech is a sign of Jesus.

In Hebrews, Christ is refered to as the High Priest in fullfilment of the Old Testament priesthood. Psalm 110:4 is referenced 4 times in Hebrews (5:6, 5:10, 6:20 and 7:17). The theological discourse in Hebrews 7:1-28.

This is a picture of another stain glass window in the parish center of the Eucharist exposed in a monstrance for adoration.

This is the center of our rose window which has Jesus shown as the Lamb of God and pouring His precious blood out for us to be our spiritual drink.

Finally this is a picture of our tabernacle where the Body of Christ is kept for homebound parishioners and for devotion.
Eucharist is Greek for Thanksgiving.