1415 Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance.
PARTICIPATION IN THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST
THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION
Can. 899 §1. The eucharistic celebration is the action of Christ himself and the Church. In it, Christ the Lord, through the ministry of the priest, offers himself, substantially present under the species of bread and wine, to God the Father and gives himself as spiritual food to the faithful united with his offering.
Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.
Can. 916 A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous sacramental confession unless there is a grave reason and there is no opportunity to confess; in this case the person is to remember the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition which includes the resolution of confessing as soon as possible.
Can. 919 §1. A person who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain for at least one hour before holy communion from any food and drink, except for only water and medicine.
§3. The elderly, the infirm, and those who care for them can receive the Most Holy Eucharist even if they have eaten something within the preceding hour.
Can. 920 §1. After being initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, each of the faithful is obliged to receive holy communion at least once a year.
§2. This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at another time during the year.
What is Communion?
THE WORD “COMMUNION” MEANS “UNION WITH”…IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ONLY THOSE WHO ARE IN FULL UNION WITH THE CHURCH ON DOCTRINAL MATTERS AND IN THEIR PERSONAL LIVES – WITH THEIR SOUL IN THE STATE OF GRACE – MAY RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION.
Note to parents: Please provide a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is part of the course for the First Holy Communion.
Classes start: 30 May 2021, Sundays 9am, Parish Hall, in preparation for the First Sacrament of Reconciliation
Received on: TBA
The children will continue preparing for their First Holy Communion with classes on Sundays 9am.
Received on: Christ the King Sunday, 21 November 2021
Participation in all Classes and attendance at Sunday Mass are compulsory conditions in order to receive both Sacraments.