Holy Communion has a different focus in our different church traditions. For all, though, it is important as a memorial of the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples. The key words in our Communion services come from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, ch 11: vv 23–26.
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus Christ, on the night that he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread. And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
We have Communion at Cornerstone every Sunday morning; check the calendar and notice sheets as the time varies. All are welcome to come and receive Communion, regardless of age or understanding. Some people prefer to come to the table for a blessing, and not receive bread and wine. All are welcome. We use both alcoholic and non-alcoholic wine and bread and gluten-free wafers. If you come regularly for Communion, whatever your age, then we hope that you would take the step of baptism if you are not already baptised, to publicly mark your belonging to Christ’s Church.
There are also shorter Communion services on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm and Thursdays at 8.00 am as well as occasionally on Sunday evenings.
Catholic Mass is celebrated on Mondays at 12.30 pm, Tuesdays at 8.00 am and Wednesdays at 12.30 pm. There is a vigil Mass on Saturdays at 5.30 pm.