The Sacrament of the Eucharist, is the ultimate sign of Christ’s presence in our midst; the sharing of bread and wine, consecrated as Jesus’ own body and blood and offered by Jesus out of love for the whole world. Receiving the Eucharist for the first time represents the fullness of Christian initiation by most closely uniting the person with the mystery of Jesus.
Through the Eucharist, Jesus continues to be present to us today as he was to the Apostles at the Last Supper; at the table with his friends, in the bread and the wine, and in the sharing of life, sacrificing, and finding of new life by his body and blood. And through the Eucharist, those who receive the body of Christ are strengthened to be the body of Christ for others in their life.
Normally, children of our parish, who have already been baptized, begin faith formation in the first grade and will celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation first Eucharist (Holy Communion) during the following year. It is expected that their faith formation will continue on throughout the rest of their lives as their parents continue to make real that commitment they made at the child’s baptism “to bring him/her up in the Catholic faith.”
Children and adults who wish to receive Holy Communion but have not yet been baptized, or wish to join the Catholic Church are encouraged to contact the parish for more information regarding RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Please print out the forms for “First Communion Information Form” located in the “Forms” folder in the “Sacraments” tab. Fill out and have the required documents as stated on the form when you set-up your appointment with our priest. Thank you in advance.