Also known as Holy Communion, the Holy Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1324). As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus, and through the sacrament we are in communion with Him.
We celebrate the Holy Communion at each Mass. To receive Holy Communion one must be fully incorporated into the Catholic Church and be in the state of grace, that is, not conscious of being in mortal sin (Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 291).
How to receive the First Holy Communion
Children who would like to receive their First Holy Communion can join the Sacramental Program fo Holy Communion. Children will need to have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and be in Year 4 or above to be eligible. For more information, please contact our Sacramental Program Coordinator
Adults usually receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at the same time as the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). If you are an adult who is interested in the RCIA program or receiving the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, we encourage you to contact our Parish Office to find out more.