Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever" (John 6:51, 54, 56)
The coming together of a community of people to pray in the presence of their Lord and to receive Him physically and spiritually into their lives is the heart of any Catholic parish. In the celebration of the Eucharist, the bread and wine in the hands of the priest become the body and blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Frequent, intentional, and mindful reception of the Eucharist, which St. Thomas Aquinas called "the Sacrament of sacraments," brings the Christian people into direct contact with their God. It is the highest form of prayer in the Church, and truly is an act of communion, that is, a coming together of God and His people, and with one another, our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Preparation for First Communion
We want to help your children receive Jesus in the Eucharist! Children are eligible to receive First Penance and First Communion at age seven (usually during the second grade) or older.
Adults Wishing to Receive Communion Outside of Mass
If you or a loved one are unable to attend Mass but would still like to receive the Eucharist, our pastoral visitors ministry would be happy to help. If you are at home, the hospital, or another medical facility, our team of Pastoral Visitors will be sure to bring you communion.
If you or a loved one would like a visit from our pastoral visitors, please contact Dan Miller, or call 410-969-2783.