First Communion

Registration for First Communion Classes for 2020-21 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

“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 First Communion Classes for 2020-21 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

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).

Classes in English are on Sundays at 9:30am
Classes in Spanish are on Fridays: first year students at 5:45pm and second year students at 6:50pm

Upcoming Events

Jan
30
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, social distance and bring your own sanitizer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is weather permitting so if it rains, there is no reconciliation. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE[...]
Feb
2
Tue
10:00 am The Presentation of the Lord
The Presentation of the Lord
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
http://stleanderchurch.org/worship/
Feb
6
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, social distance and bring your own sanitizer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is weather permitting so if it rains, there is no reconciliation. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE[...]
Feb
13
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, social distance and bring your own sanitizer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is weather permitting so if it rains, there is no reconciliation. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE[...]
Feb
20
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ Parish Garden
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, social distance and bring your own sanitizer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is weather permitting so if it rains, there is no reconciliation. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE[...]
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