The Holy Eucharist is a true sacrament, instituted by Christ. Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist, even when not being received. It is, therefore, to be honored and adored. The whole Christ is present in either kind and is received by the communicant.
For adults and youth attending a Catholic Mass, the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation must have been completed to receive the Eucharist. If you are interested in receiving your sacraments through to Confirmation please contact Deacon Bob Ball about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of third grade, after two years of formal instruction in the faith. Youth who are beyond third grade and have not celebrated this sacrament are required to be enrolled in the religious education program and will also participate in preparation for their First Holy Communion.