The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ together with His Soul and Divinity, under the appearances of bread and wine. The bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ by the power of God, to whom nothing is impossible or difficult. In order to receive the Blessed Sacrament it is required that we be in the state of grace (free from mortal sin) and fasting for one hour before receiving Holy Communion. Holy Communion should be taken as often as possible.
First Communion Classes for children who are baptized Catholic and entering the second grade begin September 14th at 9:00 am. For children who have not been baptized and/or older than second grade and would like to receive First Communion RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation Children) classes also begin September 14th at 9:00 am. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation Adults) classes begin September 6th at 7:00 pm.