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Holy Communion

 

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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. . .Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51, 53).

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever…

The Eucharist is the “sign” and “cause” of our communion with God and our unity as the People of God. In the Eucharist, we “unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy” and with one another. Together transformed, we are then sent forth to fulfill God’s will in our daily lives (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], nos. 1325-26, 1332). In this way, the Eucharistic Liturgy is social in nature. It is the celebration through which God draws us into communion with himself and with others, forming and transforming us to live as the Body of Christ in the world.

Source:  http://www.usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/upload/eucharist-social-mission.


For more information about 1st Holy Communion at Holy Innocents, including forms and materials, please visit our CCD page by clicking here.