The Sacrament of the Eucharist
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.
For those making their First Communion:
A Baptismal Certificate is required. A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate will be placed in our church files. Child will usually receive this sacrament toward the end of their second grade level of the PREP program. Two years of sacramental preparation is required, and attendance is a priority to ensure the child is prepared to receive the sacrament. For more information regarding First Communion, please contact our DRE, Michael T. Barrett.