The Catechism tells us that the Holy Eucharist is both a Sacrifice and a Sacrament. As a Sacrifice the Holy Eucharist is the Holy Mass. The Mass is that divine action in which Jesus, through the agency of the human priest, changes the bread and wine into His own Body and Blood and continues through time the offering which He made to God on Calvary - the offering of Himself for mankind. The act by which we receive the Holy Eucharist is called Holy Communion
HOLY COMMUNION, the principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion, is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed the Lord said: "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him." John 6:5
Young parishioners are prepared for to receive their First Communion in a two year program, beginning in the first grade. The celebration of the Sacrament, in the second grade, usually is celebrated on the third Sunday of May.
Holy Communion is brought to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass (short-term and long-term). They are asked to contact the Church Office make arrangements.