“I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever;
and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh… So Jesus said to them,
‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood,
you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,
and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me and I in him.'”
-John 6:51, 53-55
We, as Catholics, believe that when Jesus spoke these words, He was speaking literally.
In the Mass, we believe that simple bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
When we receive the Eucharist, we receive Jesus Himself who draws close to us,
who transforms us, who allows us to experience heaven on Earth.
When do children receive First Holy Communion at Scioto Catholic?
Children typically begin preparing to receive their First Holy Communion
or First Eucharist once they reach the second grade. For more information
please contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an adult and were baptized as a Catholic but have not received
the Sacrament of the Eucharist, please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com.