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Eucharist or Communion

First Communion Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

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'.

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.

Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is available through our Catholic schools, Religious Education and Adult RCIA classes. Contact our Schools or our Director of Faith Formation, Barbara Kincaid at 965-4079 or by email bkinciad@bcacs.org.






Saturday
Vigil 5pm

Sunday
8am, 10am,
12pm

5pm Spanish
at St. Jerome

Mon-Sat 8am



Saturdays at
3:30 and
Sunday
Before Spanish Mass
at 4:00-4:30pm