Our Lady of Lourdes & Our Lady Queen of Peace

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Holy Communion


 “At the Last Supper, on the night when he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This He did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages until He should come again, and so to entrust to His beloved spouse the Church, a memorial of His death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.”  Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

Christ is present at every Mass - in the person of His priest, in His sacred Word, in the assembly, and especially under the form of bread and wine. 

The Holy Eucharist is the most important of the seven sacraments because, in this and in no other sacrament, we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Innumerable, precious graces come to us through the reception of Holy Communion. 


Children in our parish prepare to receive their First Holy Communion through the faith formation for youth offered.  Please contact Shannon Cassidy, the Program Coordinator, with questions.


How to Receive Holy Communion at Mass


Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion


Use our parish subscription to Formed.org to learn more about the Sacrament of the Eucharist in Presence - What is it that is so special about the Eucharist? Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the "source and summit" of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.