God made you, to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, to be happy with Him in this world and the next. Unless we begin to love God in this life, there is no way in which we can be united in happiness with God in eternity. On the other hand, we cannot love someone we do not know. Yet again it is hard to serve one we do not know and love out of our own free will. Therefore as a first step, we must learn all that we can about God, so that we may love Him; and not just love Him but keep our love alive and grow in love for Him through doing things that please Him.
At the Last Supper with his apostles on the eve of his passion Jesus anticipated, that is, both symbolized his free self-offering and made it really present: “This is my Body which is given for you” (Luke 22:19), “This is my Blood which is poured out...” (Matthew 26:28) Thus he both instituted the Eucharist as the “memorial” (1 Corinthians 11:25) of his sacrifice and instituted his apostles as priests of the new covenant. Please click here to learn more about Holy Mass, also known as the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.