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

Apr
17
Sat
10:00 am Free Shredding Day (Dia de tritu... @ St. Leander School (right across from church)
Free Shredding Day (Dia de tritu... @ St. Leander School (right across from church)
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Free Shredding Day (Dia de trituracion gratuito) @ St. Leander School (right across from church)
Please bring a canned/non-perishable food for the Alameda Food Bank. Por favor traiga comida enlatada / no perecedera para el Alameda Food Bank.
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, practice social distancing and bring your own sanitizer. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF A CONFESSION A Good Confession (Catholic.org) 8 Steps to a Good Confession (Catholic TV)
Apr
24
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, practice social distancing and bring your own sanitizer. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF A CONFESSION A Good Confession (Catholic.org) 8 Steps to a Good Confession (Catholic TV)
May
1
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, practice social distancing and bring your own sanitizer. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF A CONFESSION A Good Confession (Catholic.org) 8 Steps to a Good Confession (Catholic TV)
May
8
Sat
3:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation @ In Church
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reminder: Please wear mask, practice social distancing and bring your own sanitizer. RESOURCES FOR MAKING THE MOST OF A CONFESSION A Good Confession (Catholic.org) 8 Steps to a Good Confession (Catholic TV)
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