The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

What is the Sacrament of Holy Communion?
The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. CCC 1407

Welcome!!  If you or your child are journeying with Jesus toward the Sacrament of Holy Communion, this page should help you.  If you don’t find all of the information you are seeking here, please feel free to give us a call at 360-695-1366.

If you are the parent or grandparent of a child aged 2nd through the 4th grade and are seeking the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion for your child, please continue reading.  If you are an adult or a parent with a child OVER the age of 2nd through the 4th grade, who would like to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please find our OCIA/OCIC Page Here: 
What are the requirements to receive the Sacrament?
  1. Children should be over the age of seven and baptized Catholic.  Please be prepared to provide a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate which can be obtained from the Parish of Baptism.
  2. Children should have at least one year of prior faith formation and or catechesis, such as having participated in Children’s Liturgy of the Word or Children’s Faith Formation.  
  3. Parents and/or Grandparents must be parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parish and should be attending Mass regularly.  You can:  Register Here
  4. Children should regularly attend Sacramental Preparation classes which will prepare them to receive both the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  

If you have any questions or concerns about the above, please do not hesitate to be in touch.  We are excited and happy to accompany you and your child in the journey to receiving this most blessed sacrament and want to make the process as grace-filled and pleasant as possible.

Calendar & Registration Information 

Sacramental preparation classes for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will be held every-other Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning on September 27th, 2023.  Dates and times will vary due to holidays and holiday breaks.  To access our upcoming 2023-24 calendar, please click here: Click Here

To register your child for the 2023-24 Sacramental Preparation Program: Register Here

Contact Us at 360-695-1366!