Why is Holy Communion Offered at Every Mass? (The Patrick Madrid Show)

Francisca, a soon to be RCIA candidate, brings to the table a question about the Holy Eucharist.

She wonders why, if the Eucharist was given once by Jesus, do we need to partake in it more than once? 

Patrick Madrid reminds us that Jesus did more than just share a one-off meal; He instituted the Mass. Through the Eucharist, Jesus isn’t just remembered; He’s re-presented, every single time. We truly receive His body and blood.

The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is a divine but brief visitation, lasting only as long as the appearances of bread and wine remain. Each time we receive Holy Communion in a state of grace, we are infused with more grace, transforming us from the inside out.

Let’s receive Jesus worthily, so we can become more like Him!


Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.