First Holy Communion
Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said,
“Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26: 26-29
Preparation Expectations for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and
Reception of First Holy Communion
Students will need to know the following prayers at home:
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, & Act of Contrition
Other expectations for receiving the sacraments:
Regular class attendance and make up missed sessions
Regular Sunday mass participation
Regularly participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation after the sacrament is received initially (every 6-8 weeks)
We must have a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate on file unless he/she was baptized here at St. Patrick’s for the sacrament.
This is such an important year for Your child!
He/She will be given extraordinary gifts by God through His mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and through His very body and blood in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. We will do our best to assist and guide you, the parents, in your child's sacrament preparation.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be scheduled in March, 2024.
First Holy Communion will be April 28, 2024.
For information, contact Kathy Casas
The Holy Eucharist
In The Catholic Church
The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. At the Last Supper, Christ Jesus told his disciples as he lifted the bread, "Take and eat; this is my body." Similarly, Christ lifted the chalice, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood.”
During Mass, we continue what Christ taught his disciples, knowing that the bread and wine are transformed into the true presence of Christ. The Mass is a feast where we remember Christ’s sacrifice and encounter his real presence in the Eucharist. As Christ promised his church, it is in receiving him that we will truly live.
In addition to receiving Christ in the Eucharist, the church offers the opportunity to spend extended time in the presence of Christ through the practice of Eucharistic Adoration. In adoration, the faithful have the opportunity to pray and worship Christ in the Eucharist. Some parishes offer Eucharistic Adoration occasionally or daily, and others even offer Perpetual Adoration.