The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself, our Pasch."
Life in the Sacraments - Holy Communion
The Mass is, at the same time and inseparably, the sacrificial memorial of the sacrifice of the Cross and the sacred banquet of communion with the Lord's Body and Blood. The celebration of the Eucharist is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ Himself. (CCC1382) Holy Communion is the second "sacrament of initiation."
Second graders are prepared to receive their First Holy Communion during Faith Formation classes on Sundays. Please contact Mrs Meg Barrett for more information and to register your child.
Adults who have never received the Sacrament should please speak with Father Miller or contact Alison Speed at the office 704.735.5575 for information and to register for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
* Unless otherwise noted, all Sacramental descriptions are from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Glossary ©2000