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Eucharist

Eucharist graphic   The sacrament of Eucharist brings to completion the Christian process of initiation.  It is the central rite of Catholic worship.
 
In this sacrament we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection.  We remember particularly the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples.  At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way.  When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings.  We become one with him, and we become one with each other.  As a community we become 'the body of Christ'.
 
A baptised child's First Communion is preceded by their first confession (the sacrament of Reconciliation).
 
Special lay ministers (non-priests) called Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic are trained to help the priest distribute communion to the congregation during Mass.
 
Both priests and special ministers also bring Holy Communion to the sick and the homebound so that all Catholics can participate.
 
A person may received the Eucharist daily, or as often as they feel the need.
 
NOTE : If you are sick and would like to receive holy communion, please contact the Parish Office.
 
Click here for common questions about the Eucharist. 
 
If you have not yet enrolled your son/daughter into the Sacramental Program, click here for an enrolment form.