Holy Communion increases our union with Christ. Just as bodily food sustains our physical life, so Holy Communion nourishes our spiritual life. The grace of the Eucharist truly nourishes and transforms our lives. Through Eucharist, our union with Christ is strengthened. Eucharist cleanses us from past sins, preserves us from future sins, increases our charity, and unites us more deeply with the Body of Christ. Eucharist is an action of thanksgiving to God. At the heart of the Eucharist celebration is the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ’s Body and Blood.
First Holy Communion
For those children attending St. Richard School, they receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion in the second grade. This sacramental preparation at St. Richard School is provided as part of the school curriculum. However, for those children not attending St. Richard School, the required preparation necessary is provided by attending weekly Religious Education. For additional information contact Kim Turner at 601-366-2335 Ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.