First Holy Communion
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated in the second grade. In order to receive the sacrament students must be enrolled in a religious education program for one year prior to the sacrament reception. If a child is older than the age in which sacraments are received, arrangements can be made to properly prepare the child to receive the sacraments.
First Eucharist will be celebrated at the 11:00 Mass on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the St. Clement site.