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”.
Parents need to attend this session in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of First Eucharist. You may choose either:
Wednesday 20th May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR
Saturday 23rd May from 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Parents need to bring their child along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 30th or Sunday 31st May to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be held on Sunday 14th June and Sunday 21st June at 1.00pm, with a maximum of 20 children at each Mass. The children will be expected to attend a rehearsal on the day before (Saturday) at 4.00pm in the church.