Q. 1. What is the purpose of the Altar in the Catholic Church?
A. 1. The Altar is the "Table of the Lord." When you are called to approach the Altar of the Lord, you are called to come and receive the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
The Altar is the table on which the sacrifice of the Holy Mass is offered. The Altar is the centre of Catholic worship where the Holy Mass is celebrated.