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Jesus Christ shares himself with us through the Holy Eucharist. The act by which we receive the Eucharist is called Holy Communion. All baptized Catholics living in the state of grace can receive Holy Communion at a Mass. Those receiving Holy Communion should not have consciously committed grave sin, and normally should have fasted for one hour. Please reference the Mass Schedule for a Mass time that best suits your schedule.
Eucharist Preparation: First Communion
Children in St. Luke School or the Religious Education Program receive their First Communion at the beginning of May toward the end of second grade. These children must be baptized and receive two years of religious education before they can receive this sacrament. Parents are involved in the preparation of the child for First Communion.
Older Children & Adults
Older children and adults prepare for First Communion through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). These candidates receive their First Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass.
- Reconciliation is available after the Saturday 8:30 a.m. Mass at the St. Luke Church or on Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Bernardine Church.
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – The Sacrament of the Eucharist Video
First Communion at
First Communion for students at St. Luke School and the Religious Education Program will be on April 30, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at St. Luke Church. First Communion for participants in the RCIA program will be on April 16, 2022.