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 Pasch.” The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1323-1327)
First Holy Communion Preparation
Preparation for First Communion takes place during religious education classes during the school year.
Requirements include: baptism certificates, complete preparation of course, parents attendance at required parent meetings during the school year.
Note: Godparents are not required by Canon Law for First Holy Communion.
First Fridays of each month at 10:00 p.m. through 8:30 a.m. followed by First Saturday Mass, St. Mary of the Crown, Carbondale
Communion for Homebound Parishioners
Contact the parish office 970.704.0820.
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