"What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh "given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,"preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. This growth in Christian life needs the nourishment of Eucharistic Communion, the bread for our pilgrimage until the moment of death, when it will be given to us as viaticum."
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THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
Those who wish to receive the Most Holy Eucharist are asked to adhere to the following guidelines, per the Catholic Code of Cannon Law, in order to ensure that the Body of Christ is treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
Those wishing to receive the Most Holy Eucharist should:
- Abstain from food and drink (excepting water and medication) for one hour prior to the celebration of Mass.
(Applicable to those who are of adult age and in sound health.)
- Be 'in good standing' with the Catholic Church.
- Be actively practicing and participating in their Catholic Faith.
- Be free from any mortal sin of which he or she is conscious.
Those who have not yet received the Most Holy Eucharist are required to receive proper education and preparation prior to celebrating their First Holy Communion. Classes and preparation aids are available for both children and adults.
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of the Most Holy Eucharist through our parish, please