The Source & Summit of our Catholic faith.

The Holy Eucharist is the SOURCE and SUMMIT of our Catholic faith. It is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. We use the words “really, truly, and substantially” because there His presence is real. Make no mistake, as Catholics, this is what we believe.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Part Two, Section Two, Chapter One, Article Three.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist

Number. 1322

First Eucharist

We realize that COVID has impacted families in a large way and one of those ways is when kids make their sacraments. Typically, children receive first communion when they are in the second grade. But, when your child is ready to receive, we are ready to journey with you!

Sign up for 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion Preparation here!

Parents’ Prayer

God, our Father, we thank You for entrusting us with the precious gift of parenthood. Bless us and strengthen us in our efforts to become good parents. We ask Your Son, Jesus, to show us how to love. He gave His life for us. As we prepare our children to receive His loving mercy in Reconciliation and His Body and Blood in Eucharist, we ask for Your continued guidance and pray we continue to grow closer to You. We thank you for the many blessings in our lives, especially our children whom you have entrusted to our care.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please Email gclark@sjwest.org or call the parish center at 410-848-4744 ext 235

What we believe.