The source and summit of Christian life, through Holy Communion "we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1331.
"At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ's Body and Blood." CCC, 1333
The Eucharist transforms us more perfectly into that which we have already attained in our baptism. We become one. The Eucharist serves as a strengthening of the body of Christ both communally and individually in our own spiritual life. It is our food as a Church, and as believers.
Baptized Catholic children in 3rd grade and up are invited to receive Holy Communion. Preparation is done through our Religious Education program, and First Communion is held on a Sunday during the Easter Season.
If you wish your children to receive 1st Communion, please contact Sergio Cortes, our Director of Youth Faith Formation, who will be happy to give more details and walk with you and your children in this sacramental journey.