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The Eucharist and 1st Holy Communion

“Then he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, this is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me”

Luke 22:19 

Catholics believe that the Eucharist was instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with His disciples.  We believe that the Eucharist is literally the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. We are nourished by the Body of Christ so that we may experience the presence of Christ within us and to bring that presence to others. It is essential for us to have both a personal relationship with Jesus and a communal relationship with our God who is all loving. For most Catholics the communal aspect of our faith is experienced through participation at Sunday Mass. 


The local Church requires two years of participation in either our parish school or Religious Education program to be eligible to receive the Eucharist as a part of our First Holy Communion Service held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.  Adults may receive their first Holy Communion as a part of the RCIA program that usually runs from September until the Easter Vigil. Please feel free to contact Fr. Larry or Fr. Matt for more information.