“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” –John 6:51
In the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, Christ is with us in the bread and wine at Mass. Through the prayers of the priest and the power of the Holy Spirit, those man-made gifts of bread and wine become truly the Body and Blood of our Lord. This is called transubstantiation. Due to His Presence in these gifts, the Eucharist is held in highest honor and adoration and reserved to Catholics who have received proper catechesis and formation to understand this gift.
First Holy Communion is a special event during which second graders in our parishes receive their Lord for the first time, truly knowledgeable of His Presence within them. Please contact the Rectory for information on your child joining the Faith Formation program and attending First Communion classes, which typically begin in first grade.