Information on the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
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. At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
For more details, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, starting at 1322 to 1419.
Eucharist times: Click here for mass times.
If you would like to receive communion at home, in the nursing home, assisted living, or hospital, please let the care person know that you would like to receive or let the pastoral minister of the parish know.
First Communion class:
Required. If not in actual class, you need to attend required events on criteria sheet linked to below.
Time: Part of the 2nd grade Faith Formation class offered by the parish.
The mission of St. Mary’s Parish is to proclaim and celebrate our salvation through Jesus Christ,our pilgrimage to the Father’s Kingdom enlivened by the Holy Spirit. Our Catholic faith community is nourished by our sacramental life, especially the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. With Mother Mary as our model, we demonstrate our faith through worship, education, vocations and service.