Christian life means sacrifice - Pope John XXIII

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First Eucharist (Communion)

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic faith.  The Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus which comes to us through the ministry of a priest at Mass. Our Catholic belief in the real presence of Christ distinguishes us from all other Christians.  That is, when we celebrate Mass, we believe that the bread and wine truly become the Body and Blood of Christ.  Reception of the Eucharist at Mass recalls all that God has done for us in Jesus Christ.   
The Eucharist empowers Catholics spiritually to be the presence of Christ in the world and to participate in His mission.  Through this Sacrament, believers throughout the world are united and strengthened to resist temptation to sin. 

Parents of school age children who wish to receive their First Eucharist should be enrolled in the Faith Formation Program.  Adults who have not received Communion should contact Fr. John at the parish office at 823-1090.