More Sacrament Information

The Eucharist is a Sacrament since it was instituted by Christ in the Gospels (Matt 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 6). Its outward signs are the wheat bread and grape wine over which the words of consecration – “This is My Body, this is My Blood” – are said by the priest as the representative of Christ. The inward grace is Christ Himself, the Author of all grace – “He who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me, and I in him.” [John 6:56] The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist, even though it still appears as bread and wine after consecration, is truly the Real Presence of Christ – His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. (Council of Trent, 13th Session)


First Reconciliation


Retreat and Celebration:

Preparation for First Reconciliation

(also called Penance or Confession) is a joint effort between the child, parents or significant adults, and the parish. The parish welcomes the children and assist parents in the formal preparation for the sacrament and the celebration.

The whole family is encouraged to be involved in this process. The celebration of the sacrament takes place in January.

First Holy Eucharist       

Holy Communion is the reception of the Eucharist, which is “the source and summit of  the Christian life.” 

All the Children of the parish who have been baptized and are in second grade or older are invited to prepare with their families for the celebration of  First Reconciliation or First Holy Eucharist.

Contact Deb at 756-2535 or  for more information   




The reception of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. Through this sacrament, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the  Church and are enriched with the special strength of the Holy Spirit. Accepting their call as true witnesses of Christ they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and example.

At Holy Family Parish, Confirmation is normally celebrated in the fall of senior year of high school.

Contact Deb at 756-2535 or for more information on our preparation program. 

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