General Information on the Sacrament

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Click on the link above to access the start of the content on the Sacrament of Eucharist. Once on the website, hit ‘Next’ to proceed to the following article.


Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Click on the link to access the contents page. Scroll down and click on the heading ‘The sacraments of Christian initiation’. Then scroll down to read the questions and answers on the Sacrament of the Eucharist.


American Catholic
This website provides access to articles on the sacrament as well as questions and answers related to the Eucharist.


This link offers information and answers questions on the Holy Eucharist.


Catholic Answers
A link to an article on The Institution of the Mass.


Church Documents on the Eucharist

Mysterium Fidei
An Encyclical letter of Pope Paul VI, promulgated on 3 September 1965. It is a teaching of faith on worship of the Holy Eucharist.


Ecclesia de Eucharistia
An Encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II dated 17 April 2003. It addresses the centrality of the Eucharist to the life of the Church.


Mane Nobiscum Domine
An Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II to mark the Year of the Eucharist which ran from October 2004 to October 2005.


Redemptionis Sacramentum
An Instruction published on 23 April 2004 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. It has as its subject matter, “On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist”.