The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism, and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation, participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist [Cathechism of the Catholic Church, article 1322].
The Sacrament of Holy Communion or The Eucharist is the central ritual of the liturgy of the Catholic Church. It is celebrated every day, but above all on Sunday, the first day of the week, because it is the day of Jesus’ resurrection. When Catholics talk about the Sacrament of the Eucharist, they often refer to it as the Mass. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the priest breaks and blesses the bread, Jesus is really and truly present to people, just as he was present to the diciples in the breaking of the bread on the first Easter Sunday.
Holy Communion for the Sick and the Housebound
A team of Ministers of the Eucharist are available to bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound. Contact Parish Office for more information;
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is a very special time in the lives of the children of our Parish. Schools and Parish work closely together to prepare the children in the best possible way for this Sacrament of Initiation. The Ceremony takes place usually in the Month of May. The beginning of the preparation is marked by an Enrolment Ceremony in the Parish when the children receive a certificate and celebrate with their Parish community as they look forward to receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.