Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist

The Body and Blood of Christ

While Catholics in the West today normally make their First Communion before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ’s Body and Blood, was historically the third of the three sacraments of initiation. This sacrament connects us intimately with God through Jesus Christ’s life, passion and resurrection.

Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty) and the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible), it is called a sacrament of initiation because, like Baptism and Confirmation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ.

First Communion is usually made during the second grade if the child has had proper preparation.  Weekly attendance at Mass is required.

To receive more information, please contact:
Meghan Cambridge, Director of Religious Education, at 860-739-9722 ext. 236