“The Eucharist is the bread that gives strength… It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us.”Saint Damien of Molokai
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic Faith. In Holy Communion we receive Jesus Christ, who gives Himself to us in His body, blood, soul, and divinity. This intimate union with Christ both signifies and strengthens our union with Him and His Church.
Because of the intimate connection of the Sacrament of Holy Communion to our life in Christ, we must be free of any grave or mortal sin before receiving it, as St. Paul explained in 1 Corinthians 11:27-29. Otherwise, as he warns, we receive the sacrament unworthily, and we “eateth and drinketh damnation” to ourselves.
When is Holy Eucharist Celebrated?
Mondays at 7:00 AM
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
Thursdays & Fridays at 9:00 AM
Saturdays at 5:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
For Holy Day Masses look on our home page or see the Bulletin.
What age do the children make their First Communion?
For First Eucharist, parents and teachers begin preparing the children in the First Grade, they normally receive their First Eucharist in Second Grade on the last Sunday of April. For more information call Cheryl Sokolowski at 361-5126 x257.
What if my child is older and has missed the Sacraments?
If your child is older than Second Grade, call Sr Felicia at 361-5126 x255 to discuss options. Participants in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or R.C.I.A. process make their First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday.
Catholics returning to the full practice of the faith are urged to receive Holy Eucharist after the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. 1 Cor 10:16-17