Sacrament of Communion
For children age 7 and up who are attending public school system. To receive the sacrament of First Communion, the program begins at the end of September of each year. You must register you child before the end of September for them to receive the sacrament of First Communion by the end of the school fiscal year.
The Eucharist and the importance of receiving:
It is the belief of the Roman Catholic Church that, after the prayers of consecration at Mass, the bread and wine truly are the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sadly, we are not yet in full communion with Christians of other denominations. Therefore, individuals who are not of the Roman or Eastern Catholic Rite are not permitted to receive Communion. However, you are invited to come forward at Communion time to receive a blessing from the priest or deacon.
If you have not been active in practicing your faith for some time or if you are in a state of serious (mortal) sin, the Church’s instruction is that you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will restore your relationship with God and the Church. You are then welcomed and encouraged to receive Communion. If your present state prevents you from receiving Communion, we encourage you to come forward to receive a blessing from the priest or deacon.
To Receive a Blessing
You indicate that you wish to receive a blessing by approaching the priest or deacon with both arms across your chest in the form of an X.
To Receive Communion
Most communicants prefer to receive Communion in the hand. Others may prefer communion on the tongue, either standing or kneeling. Whichever way you prefer, the Eucharist is to be consumed immediately.
Communion for Shut-Ins
If you want to bring communion to a sick person and have a pyx (container to carry the host), please see a priest or deacon before mass. The lay Communion Ministers may not give you a host.
Sacrament of Baptism
Kindly advise the pastor at least two months before the date of the celebration.
Sacrament of Penance
Before the celebration of mass or by appointment at the rectory.
Sacrament of Marriage
The pastor would be pleased to meet those preparing for marriage at least one year before their marriage. You must be registered and members of the parish.
Sacrament of the Sick
We are always pleased to bring Holy Communion to the sick, to the elderly unable to come to church. Contact the parish priest.