It is the third of three Sacraments of Initiation. It is most important for it is the Sacrament of Christ's sacrificial love for us. Each Mass is the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus literally before us.

In the Liturgy of the Word we are instructed in the ways of God. And in the Liturgy of the Eucharist we are strengthened to live those ways.

Frequently Asked Questions
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I was taught that I had to go to confession each time before I received communion. Is this true?
A person must be in a state of grace when receiving the Eucharist. A person must go to Confession before receiving the Eucharist – only if the person has committed a serious sin.

At a wedding can everyone receive Communion?
A person must be a Catholic in good standing to receive Communion.


Take part in the preparation program for the sacrament. This is usually a two year program.

Must be a Baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Adults who are not Baptized members of the Roman Catholic Church must attend an RCIA program.