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Sacraments 101



(also called "Communion")


“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life.”  John 6:54

“The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church Part 2, Sec 2, Chap 1, Article 3, para.1322)

 “At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church Part 2, Sec 2, Chap 1, Article 3, para.1323)


Eucharist may be received during Mass or at a prayer service


Eucharist can be brought to the sick or homebound


To prepare to receive the body and blood of Christ


Adults or children baptized after the age of 7 wishing to receive Eucharist for the first time should prepare via the RCIA program


Children baptized prior to age 7 wishing to prepare for First Eucharist should follow the instructions below. 

First Eucharist Preparation
The classroom program begins in January and focuses on the Mass as well as required outside workshops to help families form and understand an intimate relationship with Christ. Children must also complete the First Reconciliation program, which began in September.

Contact the Director of Religious Education for any specific questions concerning preparation for First Reconciliation or First Eucharist