“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The term ‘Eucharist’ originates from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning thanksgiving. In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The whole Christ is truly present — body, blood, soul, and divinity — under the appearances of bread and wine, the glorified Christ who rose from the dead. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Eucharist.” (USCCB)

Preparation for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion   

Parent meetings for First Holy Communion take places during Sunday evening classes for children attending public school, as well as, those children from St. Jude Parish registered at All Saints Academy (ASA).
Children in grade two have the opportunity to prepare for First Holy Communion. Parents will decide if their second grade children are ready for First Penance in grade two. If not, parents can delay reception of First Penance to grade 3 or 4.
For more information contact Janet DeBoe at jdeboe@stjudes.net.