“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life within you” (John 6:53).

 The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. It is the sublime cause of the communion with the divine life, and it brings about unity between the people of God. On the night before he died, Jesus instituted the sacrament of his body and blood so that the new life he won for the world through his death and resurrection could be received throughout the ages even until the end of time. Through the holy sacrifice of the mass, Christ reaches His people in a most powerful and mysterious way in that when we consume His precious body and blood, we are taken up into His life so that it is no longer we who live, but it is now Christ who lives in us. For this reason, the Eucharist is known as the Sacrament of Charity, because once we receive this gift, we become a channel through which Christ’s life and love reach his people. 


To receive First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation, a child should be registered in our school or religious education program for at least two years prior to the reception of the sacraments. Parents are expected to participate in the preparation of their children.

Parent meetings will be held during the preparation process. For more information, contact Mike Birdoes, Blessed Sacrament School Principal, at 263-8442 or, or Rick Barbour, Director of Family Faith Formation, at 266-6791 or


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