“All the good that is in me is due to Holy Communion. I owe everything to it. I feel this holy fire has transformed me completely.” - Saint Faustina
About The Holy Eucharist
The Eucharist is the most important expression of the entire Christian life because it is Jesus himself.
Many Christians today speak of "having a relationship" with Jesus, and we couldn't agree more; Jesus loves us so much he actually desires to live physically inside us through this sacrament. As our Lord says himself: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him." (John 6:53-56)
The New Testament abounds with references to the Eucharist; indeed the body of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine has been the center of Christianity from the earliest days of the church.
First Communion is celebrated at the completion of second grade classes, providing the following requirements are met:
- Successful completion of first grade Religious Education classes
- Students must make their First Communal Penance prior to the reception of First Communion
- Students will need to complete the home preparation workbook with their parents
If you are an adult and are looking to receive first communion, please see our page on the process for becoming Catholic (RCIA).