Eucharist


Eucharist

Is one of the seven Sacraments and one of the three Sacraments of Initiation.  We partake in the Eucharist sacrament in remembrance of Jesus's instruction at the Last Supper when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and wine saying, "This is my blood." "Do this in remembrance of me."

English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, J.R. Tolkein, most famous for his works “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” wrote the following about the Eucharist:  “I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament.  There you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth.”

Saint Mother Theresa said that “in an ever-changing world the Holy Eucharist is a constant reminder of the great reality of God’s changeless love.”

Enjoy this short video with Bishop Baron helping us more deeply understand the reality of the Eucharist.


 

Children Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time

Children being raised in the Catholic faith typically in second grade prepare for and receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation & Holy Communion.  To register your school age child please complete the online registration.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Online Registration is due: September 4, 2020
  • Required Parent Meeting: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:45 – 8:00 pm
  • First Sacrament Blessing and Enrollment: Sunday, October 4, 2020 during the 9:30 am Mass

If you have any questions regarding your child receiving this Sacrament of the Eucharist,  are an adult, desiring to complete Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church, or have questions about this Sacrament, please contact our Director of Faith Formation, Nicole Bettini. nbettini@annunciationmsp.orgor 612-824-9993 x 251

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist Registration