The Eucharist is the source and the summit of the whole of the Church’s worship and of the Christian life. As the Vatican Council’s Decree on the Life and Ministry of Priests reminds us; “every other sacrament, indeed every ministry of the Church, is linked with the Eucharist and is directed towards it …. for the Eucharist contains the entire spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself”.
If you, or someone in your family is unable to attend Mass, whether temporarily or permanently, due to sickness or advanced age, please contact the parish office and a minister of the Eucharist will be arranged to bring Communion to the home.
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is celebrated at St Catherine Laboure by children in Year 3 or above who have been baptised and have celebrated their reconciliation. Preparation for first Reconciliation takes place in the months preceding the preparation for First Holy Communion.
Any child attending school outside the parish but worshipping at St Catherine’s is welcome and encouraged to receive First Communion with the parish group. All children intending to receive these sacraments in the parish group will be expected to follow the programme of preparation.