As we consider the wonder of the Eucharist and the enormous value of the Mass in our lives, we must never forget that the Lord, in His extraordinary love for us, has not only given us the Eucharist, but has desired that this Eucharist be maintained as a living and lasting memorial in our tabernacles. In the document Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist outside Mass we read: "The celebration of the Eucharist in the Sacrifice of the Mass, moreover, is truly the origin and purpose of the worship that is shown to the Eucharist outside Mass. Christ the Lord is offered in the Sacrifice of the Mass when He begins to be sacramentally present as the spiritual food of the faithful under the appearance of bread and wine. After the Eucharist has been offered, as long as the Eucharist is reserved in churches and oratories, Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us. Day and night He is in our midst, full of grace and truth He dwells among us." (Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, Vatican City)

>All Praise and All Thanksgiving: A Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist
The Most Reverend Theodore E. McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D.