Communion: the Sacrament of the Eucharist
The Church Teaches:
The doctrine of the Eucharist is one of the most important tenets of the Catholic faith. It is also the greatest of the sacraments.
At the consecration of the Mass, the sacrament of Holy Eucharist comes into being. It is at that time that Jesus becomes present in the bread and the wine.
The act by which we then receive the Eucharist is called Holy Communion when we become one with Christ.
First Holy Communion in St. Brigid’s Parish
In preparation for First Eucharist, children in Second Classes in the parish schools follow their schools’ ‘Grow in Love’ catechetical program. This is a sacramental preparation program and guides the children (and their parents) towards the day of First Holy Communion. All Catholic children in the school follow this program.
The celebration of First Eucharist usually takes place in mid-May each year.