"What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh "given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit," preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. This growth in Christian life needs the nourishment of Eucharistic Communion, the bread for our pilgrimage until the moment of death, when it will be given to us as viaticum."
The Holy Eucharist is a one of the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church. The Eucharistic celebration, the Mass, is celebrated every day at Holy Spirit.
Information about preparing for this sacramental initiation or First Holy Communion, can be found by contacting the following:
Children - Faith Formation Office Lisa Estrada (972) 298-4971 x12
Adults - Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) Lindee Greer (972) 298-4971 x43
Among the most important insights expressed in the National Catechetical Directory about the Eucharist initiation of children is that such initiation is a shared responsibility. Our process of Eucharist initiation recognizes the diverse but complementary roles that must be fulfilled if children are to grow in faith. It seeks to help parents, catechists, priests and other community members carry out these roles.
Children preparing for the Sacrament of Eucharist must have completed the
required preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.