Communion is the reception of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We, as Catholics, believe that the Body and Blood of Christ are present during the Mass in the form of bread and wine. Communion is a sacrament that is shared through the church body - we become one with Christ and share the meal in faith. Catholics should take Communion with a clean heart. Reconciliation is the first step on your way to receiving the Eucharist. Only with a soul free from sin, should a person take Communion. Communion is a way of celebrating the sacrifice of Christ and becoming a part of the gift of life that He gave to us. We celebrate Communion as a church family and tell the story of our faith. At Mass, we remember the history of Jesus's sacrifice and we are nourished with the Body and Blood of Christ.
First Holy Communion
Our second grade religious education students celebrate the Sacrament of First Eucharist each year on Mother's Day. The children begin their preparations in the first grade and these preparations continue into the second grade. Many times we have older students that have not yet received First Eucharist and in those cases we make every effort to help the children prepare themselves for First Eucharist through class time, home study and tutoring. These students learn that they are welcome at the "family table", the special miracle we celebrate at each Mass. They discover the sacrifice Jesus made for them and embrace God's love for us each time they attend Mass.