(A Sacrament of Initiation)
I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. - John 6:35c
The Holy Eucharist is the sacrifice of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which is the living memorial entrusted to the Church. It is the source and summit of Christian life because it is the very body and blood of Jesus. When Christians receive the Eucharist, they are drawn into God's life through the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ, which is the one salvific act of Christ. By being drawn into the mystery of the Eucharist, Christians are drawn into communion with one another. The Eucharist creates the unity of the Church because it is the true presence of Christ in the world.
We enter into communion through the Masses celebrated in our parish on the weekends, Mon,- Thurs., and Holy Days to the body of Christ present to the world.
For more information regarding the 1st reception of Holy Communion, please contact the Religious Education Office (203) 265-6426.