The Sacrament of the Eucharist

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” – John 6:51

The Sacrament of the Eucharist complete initiation into the Catholic Church. Receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion increases our union with Christ and with his Church. It preserves and renews the life of grace received at Baptism and Confirmation and makes us grow in love for our neighbor. It strengthens us in charity, wipes away venial sins and preserves us from mortal sin in the future.

The Church obliges the faithful to participate at Holy Mass every Sunday and on holy days of obligation, although participation at daily Mass is encouraged. If properly disposed it is highly recommended the faithful receive Holy Communion whenever they participate at Holy Mass.

First Eucharist for Children

Baptized children ages 7 through 17 are prepared for their First Holy Communion through the Office of Faith Formation. It is a 2 year program and the sacrament is provided in the three main languages of the parish at 2:00 P.M. in the church on the respective Sundays.

How to Get Started:

Call or visit the Office of Faith Formation Monday–Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Please bring your child’s baptismal certificate.

Registration Fees:

  • $50 per child
  • $90 for two children
  • $130 for 3 or more children
  • Post Communion $25 (for children who have already received First Communion)
First Eucharist for Adults

Adults who have been baptized Catholic or baptized in another Christian denomination would prepare to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist in our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program. More information can be obtained here.

How to Help

Leaders are needed to assist with preparing children for the reception of their First Holy Communion as Catechists (Teachers), Classroom Assistants, Retreat Assistants, and more. To volunteer contact the Office of Faith Formation at 714-897-2142