"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." (CCC 1322)
So Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. (John 6:53-55).
Children can prepare to receive First Communion in the second grade, then recieve our Lord during the Easter season. By that time they have completed two years of religious instruction in Catholic School, or in the religious education program of the parish. Parents are strongly encouraged to join their children in several sessions before the actual celebration of receiving Jesus at Mass.
Adults who have not received communion can prepare to do so in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Please call the rectory at 625-6409 for more information.