The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, #11).

When Jesus instituted the Eucharist he gave a final meaning to the blessing of the bread and the wine and the sacrifice of the lamb. The Gospels narrate events that anticipated the Eucharist. The miracle of the loaves and fish, reported in all four Gospels, prefigured the unique abundance of the Eucharist. The miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana manifested the divine glory of Jesus and the heavenly wedding feast in which we share at every Eucharist.

In his dialogue with the people at Capernaum, Christ used his miracle of multiplying the loaves of bread as the occasion to describe himself as the Bread of Life: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51, 53).

First Communion Preparation

All students wishing to receive the Sacraments need to have two years of faith formation prior to the reception of the Sacraments. Children should be enrolled in the first grade to receive the Sacraments in the Second Grade.  Contact: Stefanie Iwan, 241-4477, ext. 105

Those seeking the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion who are not in the second grade, please email Stefanie Iwan at or call the parish office at 616-241-4477.