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”.
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. These sessions are for an hour so please arrive promptly.
Wednesday 22nd May from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR
Saturday 25th May from 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Parents are also asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament during the weekend of Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of June.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be held on Sunday 16th June and Sunday 23rd June at 1.00pm.