First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
Along with the Sacrament of Baptism, 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. We receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time during the First Holy Communion.
The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity that are truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass.
First Holy Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic person’s life. It is the first time that a person receives the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is the eating of consecrated bread and drinking of consecrated wine. Most Catholic children receive their First Holy Communion when they are 7 or 8 years old as this is considered the age of reason.
Here at St James we have a well developed program for kids that is dynamic and well taught for the understanding of the Mass and all its symbolism. Our formation program is "Blessed" from Dynamic Catholic, and we teach hands every part and items used in the mass. This thorough program engages the children to be apart of the mass and participate.
For more Information please contact: Gizela Cardoso 647-625-4991 or