SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION (EUCHARIST)

"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.

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" (CCC 1322, 1323)


Eucharist

 


The celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) is held on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Saint Casimir Church and on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church and 9:30 a.m. at Saint Casimir Church. Weekday celebrations of the Eucharist are held on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church and on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at Saint Casimir Church. All are invited to receive the Body and the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If for any reason you are not receiving communion or do not feel welcome at the table of the Lord, please feel free to contact our Parish Center about how to begin or resume receiving this important sacrament. We believe that God desires that all be nourished by this gift of Jesus' own life. Any adults wishing to receive their First Communion please contact the Parish Center at 860-583-4697 or office@parish4u.info. 

First Confession and First Communion
 

Students usually receive these two sacraments in second grade, but we welcome older children and special needs children to receive also. To begin the preparation process, children must be baptized and enrolled in some form of religious education class for a least one year. Preparation for these sacraments is done by the parents at home. The teachers in the Religious Education program reinforce the lessons learned at home. If you would like more information, please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education. More information can also be found on our Religious Education page.