“All the good that is in me is due to Holy Communion. I owe everything to it. I feel this holy fire has transformed me completely.” - Saint Faustina
About Holy Eucharist
The Eucharist is the most important expression of the entire Christian life because it is Jesus himself.
Many Christians today speak of "having a relationship" with Jesus, and we couldn't agree more; Jesus loves us so much he actually desires to live physically inside us through this sacrament. As our Lord says himself: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him." (John 6:53-56)
The New Testament abounds with references to the Eucharist; indeed the body of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine has been the center of Christianity from the earliest days of the nascent church.
First Communion is celebrated at the completion of second grade classes, providing the following requirements are met:
Successful completion of first grade Religious Education classes
Students must make their First Communal Penance prior to the reception of First Communion
Students will need to complete the home preparation workbook with their parents
Students complete a readiness assessment
Students must attend the First Communion Workshop and Rehearsal
At least one parent must attend the parent meeting.
If you are an adult and are looking to receive first communion, please see our page on the process for becoming Catholic (RCIA).
Communion for the Homebound
Seton Parish has a team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion that are able to bring the Holy Eucharist to individuals that are homebound and unable to attend church. This also includes parishioners that are recovering from surgery or hospital procedures. Please contact us to schedule a visit by one of our EMHC team members.
Please contact our parish office staff for additional information.