The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
Holy Communion separates us from sin. The body of Christ we receive in Holy Communion is “given up for us,” and the blood we drink “shed for the many for the forgiveness of sins.” For this reason the Eucharist cannot unite us to Christ without at the same time cleansing us from past sins and preserving us from future sins.
“For as often as we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord. If we proclaim the Lord’s death, we proclaim the forgiveness of sins. If, as often as his blood is poured out, it is poured for the forgiveness of sins, I should always receive it, so that it may always forgive my sins. Because I always sin, I should always have a remedy.”
– Catechism of the Catholic Church
Para la Primera Comunión para niños, llame a la Oficina Parroquial al (510) 895-5631.
Para la Primera Eucaristía para adultos, consulte el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (RICA).
Las clases en inglés son los domingos a las 9:30 a.m.
Las clases en español son los viernes: los estudiantes de primer año a las 5:45 p.m. y los estudiantes de segundo año a las 6:50 p.m.