Stained Glass Depiction of the Eucharist

The Sacred Heart is the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is God, who out of love for us became man. When we receive Him in the Eucharist, that same God is within us. Love wants us to be close to the one whom it loves. That is the devotion to the Sacred Heart: union with God through Holy Communion.

In the gospel, Jesus summarized the reasons for receiving Communion when he said: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever" (John 6:53–58). 

To prepare to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, children must first come to know and love Him at an age appropriate level. Parish celebrations are held in the Easter season of each year within the parish community.  Contact the Religious Education Office for information on how to get your child enrolled in classes at (661) 948-3011.

First Communion for Adults is done through the RCIA classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). For more information contact the parish office at (661) 942-7122.