Unifying Source and Center of Christian Living
"Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Grant that we, who are nourished by his body and blood, may be filled with his Holy Spirit, and become one body, one spirit in Christ." —Eucharistic Prayer
The Eucharist is the source of life giving bread and it lies at the heart of the mystery of the Church. Through the Eucharist we are fed, nourished and enlightened. Through transubstantiation—the changing of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ—the Eucharist is a mystery which surpasses our understanding and can only be received in faith.
First Communion for children is celebrated in the spring and preparation of the child is accomplished by the parents. Parents are required to come to a meeting where they are given instruction and materials on how to prepare their child. Interviews with the child will take place before the child receives the sacrament.
For those adults who have been Baptized Catholic but never received First Communion, please contact the parish office.
If you are not yet a Catholic, but wish to be, please go to Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.