Also referred to as Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation.

The Lord Jesus, on the night before he suffered on the cross, shared one last meal with his disciples. During this meal our Savior instituted the sacrament of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages and to entrust to the Church his Spouse a memorial of his death and resurrection.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.”

(Mt 26:26-28; cf. Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-25)

Recalling these words of Jesus, the Catholic Church professes that, in the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest.

So Jesus said to them, “Amen, Amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven… I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

(John 6:32, 51)

Holy Communion

The Eucharist, the living and real presence of Jesus Christ, nourishes our parish family, makes it healthy, makes it function in a loving, sacrificial spirit of unity with the entire Roman Catholic Church, making us an ever more fitting dwelling-place for the triune God.

Learn more about Preparing for the Sacrament

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. – Galatians 3:27

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Preparation for First Eucharist is a two-year process, usually beginning in First Grade, with the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist received in Second Grade.

Regular Mass attendance (in person or online) and completion of the preparation program (in class or at home) are required. Please fill out the Fatih Formation Registration form.

2020-2021 Faith Formation Year

  • First Communion parent meeting and Reconciliation workshop: Sunday, October 4 at 1:00pm
  • Family Gathering: Advent & Christmas: Sunday, November 29 at 10:30am
  • First Reconciliation Service: Saturday, December 5 at 10:00am
  • Mardi Gras & Lent workshop: Sunday, February 7 at 10:30am
  • Sacrament workshop: Sunday, February 28 at 1:00pm
  • REHEARSAL FOR ALL GROUPS: Saturday, April 24 at 10:00am

You can choose the date and place for your child’s celebration from the form below.

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