Holy Communion


1st Holy Communion finalIn Holy Communion, we receive Jesus Christ,  who gives Himself to us in His body, blood, soul, and divinity.  Jesus speaks of the importance of Holy Communion when He states, “unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood,  you have no life in you.” (John 6: 53)

Because Holy Communion is one of the most precious things that Jesus has given to us, it is important to prepare ourselves properly before receiving it. Once a child is old enough to understand that the Eucharist is the gift of Jesus’ own life, they receive careful preparation so that they may receive their First Holy Communion. In addition to learning the truths about the Eucharist, the child prepares themselves spiritually, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so that they might receive Holy Communion with a pure heart.

For adults, too, careful preparation is necessary before receiving Holy Communion. Because Holy Communion is a sign of unity with the Catholic Church, one should only receive Holy Communion if they believes what the Catholic Church teaches, and
is living as a member of the Church, following the way of life that she sets out for her children. If one is conscious of serious sin, they should receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before approaching Holy Communion.

For more information about receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion please contact the office at 219 980-9348.