Along with the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation, First Holy Communion is one of our three Sacraments of Initiation. It is through these Sacraments of Initiation that we become full members of the Church. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity truly present in the consecrated host and wine on the altar. As Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass. We believe that through the reception of Holy Communion at Mass we are filled with the real presence of Christ, and are therefore sent to be Christ’s presence in the world until He comes again in glory.
First Communion for Children
Preparation for children is arranged through IJP School or Religious Education office.
Preparation for older children is arranged through the Religious Education office; please call Pat Kahl at 708-799-4550.
First Eucharist for Adults
Preparation for adults who have not received First Communion is done through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program. Please contact the Pat Kahl at 708-799-4550 for more information.