Mass At SPCH



The Holy mass is the central act of divine worship in the catholic church which describes it as the source and summit of the christian life at Saint Philomena catholic hospital, mass is held twice a week in other to edify and renew the souls and mind of patients and believers in other for then to continue to trust and believe in our lord and saviour Jesus Christ through the power of the blessed sacrament.
The Lord Jesus, on the night before he suffered on the cross, shared one last meal with his disciples. During this meal our Savior instituted the sacrament of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages and to entrust to the Church his Spouse a memorial of his death and resurrection. As the Gospel of Matthew tells us:


Recalling these words of Jesus, the Catholic Church professes that, in the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. . . . For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" (Jn 6:51-55). The whole Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, under the appearances of bread and wine—the glorified Christ who rose from the dead after dying for our sins. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the "Real Presence" of Christ in the Eucharist. This presence of Christ in the Eucharist is called "real" not to exclude other types of his presence as if they could not be understood as real (cf. Catechism, no. 1374). The risen Christ is present to his Church in many ways, but most especially through the sacrament of his Body and Blood..
      After the celebration of the holy mass with members and staff of SPCH, students and other catholic faithfull, the Priest carries the holy communioun and goes to each of the hospital ward to administer the communion to catholic faithful who are on the sick bed or on essencial duty. smile smile smile smile smile smile