Of all seven sacraments, the Holy Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the most important. Holy Eucharist is offered at every Mass, and in fact, is central where the bread and wine to become the Body and Blood of Christ. Transubstantiation is the act of changing the substances of bread and wine into the substances of the Body and Blood of Christ.
The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body and blood present on the altar, and we believe that the consecrated bread and wine are actually the body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ.
When you receive Holy Eucharist, you’re intimately united with Jesus Christ — he literally becomes part of you. Also, by taking Holy Communion, you express your union with all Catholics who believe the same doctrines.
Children in the 2nd grade celebrate their ‘First Holy Communion’ in the spring. Children must be enrolled in a religious education program prior to the reception of a sacrament. This education must start in kindergarten. If this is not the case, some additional religious instruction might be necessary prior to the reception of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. To register your child for a sacramental preparation class or weekly religious education, please call the office (410-250-0300).
Communion for the Sick: If you, a family member, or a friend are sick and cannot participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion, please call the office (410-250-0300) and arrangements can be made to have one of our lay ministers visit with you and bring Our Lord to you on a regular basis.