"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:51
On Sunday, we gather as the Body of Christ to celebrate the Lord's Day, the day of Christ's Resurrection. Our faith is personal, but not private. We come together as the People of God to worship with one heart and one voice and become one with God through the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist- also called Holy Communion.
We believe that Christ is made present to us in the Holy Eucharist- that ordinary bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because of this belief in the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, individuals must undergo a period of study in the Church to ensure that they understand and accept this belief before they receive their First Holy Communion.
For children, this period of study is done with their parents and in Faith Formation classes. For Adults preparation for the Sacrament is part of the RCIA process.