First Communion

“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

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.

Registration for English and Spanish First Communion

English and Spanish First Communion Registrations for registered families in St. Leander Church, limited to 50 children begin Tuesday, June 15 through Tuesday June 29 at the parish office during office hours. Please bring baptismal certificate to turn in with the application. The fee is $100 per child.

Las inscripciones para la Primera Comunión en inglés y español para las familias registradas en la Iglesia St. Leander, limitadas a 50 niños, comienzan el martes 15 de junio hasta el martes 29 de junio en la oficina parroquial durante el horario de oficina. Por favor traiga el certificado de bautismo para
entregarlo junto con la solicitud. La tarifa es de $100 por niño.

For First Holy Communion for children, call the Parish Office at (510) 895-5631.

For First Eucharist for adults, please refer to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).