The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist
The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood – his very self – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way we are joined with the one Body of Christ, the Catholic Church.
Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist on the evening before his death, when he gathered the Apostles around him in the Upper Room in Jerusalem and celebrated the Last Supper with them.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of the Christian Communion and, as Pope St John Paul II reminded us, is the source and summit of our faith.
For Adults who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, there is an RCIA programme. For more details of the programme see below.
Catholics often make their First Holy Communion aged 7 / 8 having undertaken a sacramental preparation programme.