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.
"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"
For more information on the Sacrament of Penance - read the Catechism of the Church Article 3 online.
Immediate Sacrament Preparation for First Penance/Reconciliation & Holy Communion
Register now. These classes will be offered on the second Saturday of each month after the 8:00 AM Mass. We will begin in October. Forms are in the north entry of the Church. There is a fee of $25.00 for Sacrament Preparation materials. Scholarships are available. Email the Religious Education Coordinator with any questions or requests.