The source and summit of our faith.
Understanding the sacrament
The Source and Summit of our faith.
"In the sacrament of the altar, the Lord meets us, men and women created in God's image and likeness, and becomes our companion along the way." -Pope Benedict XVI
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is the most widely available and celebrated in the Catholic faith. Our faith professes, as Jesus taught in the Gospels, that the Eucharist is truly the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.
The Sacrament may be received by initiated Catholics at every celebration of the Mass. The Sacrament is also reserved in the tabernacle or shown in the monstrance and made accessible to all the faithful for moments of personal prayer in the presence of Christ.
"Every celebration of the Eucharist is a ray of light of the unsetting sun that is the Risen Jesus Christ."
First Communion for those who are baptized Catholics is normally received in the second grade. If you would like more information on receiving First Communion in this situation, please reach out.
First Communion for Adults
First Communion for those who are baptized Protestant or have never been baptized, the Sacrament is received at the same Mass as your other Sacraments of Initiation. People in this situation must go through the RCIA process to receive these Sacraments.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matthew 11:28-30). Join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday of the month, after 8:15am Mass to 5:30pm Mass.