This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ. Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we are also nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The sacrament of Eucharist brings to completion the Christian process of initiation. In this sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember particularly the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we would remember him in a special way. When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community we become “the body of Christ”.
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions
It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Course in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of First Eucharist
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Dates: Saturdays 5th May, 12th May and 19th May
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Dates: Wednesdays 2nd May, 9th May and 16th May
Please note that these sessions are planned for one hour’s duration. Another key date for the Sacrament of First Eucharist is the weekend of 5th & 6th May. Parents are asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.
May 26th & 27th, June 9th & 10th and June 16th & 17th – All Masses on these weekends have been set aside for First Eucharist.
Please note that the maximum number of children making this sacrament at any mass is 8.