The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit. By the Eucharistic celebration, we unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. The Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.”
For more information on the Eucharist, please read these two documents on Holy Communion:
Children of our parish receive their First Communion in the second grade. Children are expected to begin preparing in first grade by receiving formal religious education training either through classes on Sunday morning, attending a Catholic school, or being home-schooled with an approved-Diocesan curriculum.