First Holy Communion
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, and one of the sacraments of initiation. In this sacrament, children are more fully entered into the Church by receiving for the first time the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In receiving this sacrament, we believe that Jesus is truly present in the sacrament. When we see the bread and wine at beginning of Mass, we realize that at the time of consecration of the bread and wine, they are changed truly into the actual Body of Christ and the Blood of Christ. Therefore, receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion is not just a symbol of the presence of Jesus within us; it is truly Jesus within us.
The second grade CCD class is the normal preparation time for children who are 7 years of age, and the curriculum focuses on preparation for this sacrament, as well as First Reconciliation. It is required that every child preparing for Holy Communion MUST participate the previous year in a RE program.
If children older than 7 years and have not yet received this sacrament, please call and we will try to organize a program separate from the second grade class.Updates soon!!
Kathy Scott is currently our Religious Education Coordinator. For for more information or questions please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org