The Sacrament of the Eucharist
Receiving of the Eucharist or Holy Communion is the third of the sacraments of initiation. The word Eucharist comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving; we are giving thanks to God for the gift of salvation. During Mass, we gather as God’s children around the table of the Word (the proclamation of the Word of God) and the table of the Lord (the altar). During the Eucharistic Prayer, the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. Through the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ, we are intimately united with Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, and all the other persons gathered for the Mass. ~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Children of our parish begin faith formation in the first grade and will celebrate the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation during the following two years.
Adults who wish to receive to join the Catholic Church are encouraged to contact the parish for information regarding the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).