|The blessed Eucharist is the most venerable sacrament in which Christ the Lord becomes present, and is offered and received, and by which the Church continually lives and grows. The eucharistic Sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, is the summit and source of all worship and Christian life.
It is during mass that the wheat bread and grape wine are transubstantiated by the priest into the flesh and blood of Christ. Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist. The sacrament effects union with Christ; it is nourishment for the soul, gives increase in grace and remits venial sin and punishment.
"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst" (Jn. 6,35).
Preparation of children for First Holy Communion takes place during the catechetical program in Roman Catholic schools or in the Parish's Religious Education Program. A sacramental team of teachers and parents also assists the priest in preparing the children for this sacrament.
Preparation programs for the parents of children receiving First Holy Communion are hosted by the Parish. The purpose of these programs is to instruct parents and sponsors on the meaning of the sacrament, its history, importance, and value, as well as to familiarize them with their role in the program.
For more information about the First Holy Communion preparation programs currently being offered, contact consult the parish bulletin or through the Parish office (745-7774).