"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and remains in Me and I in him" (John 6:51, 54, 56).
The Eucharist is not just a sign or symbol of Jesus. We believe that Jesus is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. The priest transforms the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus through transubstantiation.
"By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine, Christ Himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: His Body and His Blood, with His soul and His divinity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1413).
The Mass is divided into two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. At Mass, we are fed by the Word of God and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ.
The Eucharist was instituted as a food, a spiritual food. That is why the outward sign of this sacrament – the appearances of bread and wine – is a sign of nourishment, just as in Baptism the outward sign is water, a sign of cleansing.
"Holy Communion is the shortest and fastest way to Heaven" (St. Pius X).
The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is available to us everyday in the Mass.
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For First Communion
For Children (First Grade & Older)
Contact Anne Linden
Sacramental preparation through the parish Parish School of Religion (PSR) program is a two-year process that prepares students for both First Confession and First Communion. Classes are held Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:10.
Contact Fr. David Trask
You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initation for Adults (RCIA) program.