Eucharist & First Holy Communion
On the night before Jesus died, during the Passover meal, “… He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you. (Lk 22:19-20). We continue to celebrate this new Passover meal of Christ at the celebration of the Holy Mass. Through the faithful reception of the Eucharist, commonly called Holy Communion, we are united to our Lord in a profound way.
Regular reception of Holy Eucharist is an important part of the Christian life. Children who are validly baptized can prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist beginning in their second-grade year (or 7 years of age). We provide faith formation classes through our parishes. Please contact one our Directors of Religious Education for more information.