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.
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 1322 & 1323
Preparation for First Communion 2017
Meetings will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on:
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
If you would like your child to celebrate this sacrament please complete a registration on line or on form found at the Church and return it either in the collection basket or to the office.