“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 yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:53-54)
Through the actions of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is here on earth under the appearance of bread and wine, in the Holy Eucharist. This is the body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Because it is Christ Himself, the Eucharist is the holiest thing in the world.
The Church highly recommends that the faithful receive the Eucharist whenever they participate at mass. Mass times for Blessed Sacrament parish are listed to the right of this page.
In the Hamilton Diocese, First Holy Communion preparation is performed in the elementary schools at Grade 2. At Blessed Sacrament, preparations are facilitated by our Pastoral Minister/School Liaison, Marilyn Koehler, in cooperation with our parish clerical staff.
Please contact your child’s school or the parish office for more information.
First Holy Communion for children attending public schools, or who may have not received the sacrament during Grade 2, is facilitated through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). Please contact the parish office for more information.