Sacrament of the Eucharist

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“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 Passover’” (Catechism, 1324).

Celebration of the Mass

A complete schedule of Masses celebrated on Sundays and weekdays, as well as Eucharistic devotions outside Mass, can be found here.

Masses may be offered for the intention of specific persons, living or dead. Traditionally, a Mass card is given as a way to inform the loved ones of a deceased person that Mass will be celebrated for the happy repose of the soul of the departed. Arrangements may be made in the Rectory office.

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

Holy Communion is administered regularly in the home to aged and infirm persons who cannot come to Mass. Communion is brought monthly by the parish priests and deacons, and weekly by lay persons who serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Please make arrangements for Communion in the home by contacting the parish office.

Parish ministers will be happy to take Holy Communion to persons who are in area hospitals and nursing homes upon request. Catholic facilities operated by the archdiocese or by religious communities usually have a full-time chaplain to administer the sacraments.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion is given each Spring to students in our parish school and in our parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.). Students enrolled in private Catholic schools should contact the Director of Religious Education to make arrangements for First Communion.

Baptized teens and adults who have never been received Holy Communion are prepared for reception of this sacrament by the RCIA program.