Sacraments

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PREPARATION FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FOR ADULTS

 

Holy Communion is the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. More generally, it is our fellowship and union with Jesus and other baptized Christians in the Church, which has its source and summit in the celebration of the Eucharist. In this sense, Church as communion is the deepest vocation of the Church. (CCC, nos. 1382, 959)CC, nos. 1325

 

First Holy Communion or First Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. The preparation process for First Holy Communion begins by forming the candidate in prayer and in assisting their comprehension of the amazing grace offered in this sacrament.    At Baptism we are all called to the One table of Christ, the holy altar of the sacrifice of the mass.  First Holy Communion is a continuation of that promise and is, as our catechism states, the “source and summit” of our faith.

Sacramental Preparation

When we gather for Holy Mass we are doing just that, gathering.  We are an assembly, a community of believers who need to actively participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  We need to avoid the tendency of being passive. We are joined as the assembly of God to participate in praise and worship. We are called to eat at the table of plenty, to be in common union with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are all on a journey, and through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or the RCIA, candidates are formed to recognize that this is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.  It is at Holy Mass that bread and wine are transformed into the Precious Body and Precious Blood of Jesus, and that through Holy Communion He can and will transform us. If you are interested in more information.

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