Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal.  We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins.  This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.  As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

In our parish, Eucharistic Ministers take Communion to the sick, housebound or those unable to join with the parish community at Mass.  Please notify the Parish Office if a family member would like a visit.

 

First Communion

Children attending St Joseph’s School make their preparations for First Confession and First Communion at school when they are in Year 3.  Children attending other schools make their sacramental preparation via Children’s Catechism on Sunday mornings during 9am Mass.  Every autumn, those in Year 3 or above are invited to register for the programme.

First Communion is a very important and holy day for Catholic children because they receive, for the very first time, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  By continuing to receive Holy Communion for the rest of their lives, Catholics become one with Christ and are prepared to share in His eternal life.