is one of the seven sacraments celebrated in the Catholic Church.
It is a repeatable sacrament,
which means a person may receive it and is encouraged to receive it on a regular basis.
To receive communion is to celebrate fully in grace offered at the last supper. It is receiving the true presence of Christ in the form of bread and wine.
Preparation for Children
Interested in Celebrating
the Sacrament of Communion
for the First Time
Generally children at St. Alphonsus prepare for the Sacrament of Communion at age 7.
All children wishing to celebrate the sacrament of Communion for the first time must first prepare for and celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.
Please see the links for a sacramental preparation registration form.