The Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of Initiation (along with baptism and confirmation). Often called 'communion,' the Eucharist is the very source of our entire lives as Catholics.
The Eucharist really is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. This is not just a symbol.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke all give accounts of the Last Supper. While celebrating the Passover with the Disciples, Jesus infused a whole new level of meaning to the celebration, see: Matthew 26:26-28
John Chapter 6 is entirely devoted to Jesus teaching all of his disciples this very point. Many of them left him they found it so difficult.
Baptized Catholic children age 7 and older are ready to discover this mystery and prepare for God’s grace in both Reconciliation and First Communion.
For children older than 7, parents should contact Laura at the parish office: LauraP@ollparish.com
For non-baptized children over the age of 7 or children of another denomination, see our RCIA page.
Email: Laura Patton
Director of Faith Formation
UNABLE TO COME TO MASS?
For those of you who are homebound or in a nursing home and unable to come to Mass, we have a whole host of very willing volunteers who gladly make it a priority to visit YOU!
Please contact the parish office to arrange for a Sunday Visitor to bring you or your homebound loved-one the Eucharist. We want you to stay connected to the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Christian lives!