Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; ...he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and ... abides in me, and I in him" (John 6:51, 54, 56).
One of the seven sacraments of the Church, indeed the greatest of the sacraments, described by the Church in this way:
The Most Holy Eucharist is the most august sacrament, in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic Sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life; it signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ. The other sacraments and all the ecclesiastical works of the apostolate are closely related to the Holy Eucharist and are directed to it (Canon Law 897).
FIRST COMMUNION FOR CHILDREN
Formal preparation for First Communion is a two-year process, usually culminating in reception of the Sacrament in May of their 2nd school year. Children need to have either attended a Catholic school for both 1st and 2nd grade, or be enrolled in our parish religious education program. Children starting after the 1st grade will need to complete two years of preparation. A recent copy of the candidate's baptismal certificate is also required.
MASS TIMES & SCHEDULES
Lord’s Day Masses:
Sunday, 8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:30pm
Monday: 7am, 5:30pm Mass
Tuesday: 8am Mass
Wednesday: 8am, 5:30pm Mass
Thursday: 5:30pm Mass
Friday: 7am, 8am Mass
Saturday: 8am Mass
Holy Days of Obligation:
The Ascension of the Lord (May 5): 5:30pm Mass
All Saints (November 1): 8am, 5:30pm Mass; Vigil Mass on Halloween at 5:30pm
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8): 8am, 5:30pm Mass; Vigil Mass on 12/7 at 5:30pm
The Nativity of the Lord:
Christmas Eve (December 24): 5pm, 7pm, and Midnight Mass.
Christmas Day (December 25): 10am Mass only
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (January 1): 8:00am, 10:00am, and 5:30pm Mass; Vigil Mass on 12/31 at 4:30pm.
Holy Thursday (April 13): 8pm Mass
Good Friday (April 14): No Masses, Seven Last Words 12pm, Stations of the Cross 1:30pm & 7pm, Commemoration 2pm & 7:30pm
Holy Saturday (April 15): – Typically 9pm Mass only. Time may change depending on time of sunset.
Easter Sunday (April 16): 8am and 10am Mass only
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving: 9am Mass only