First Holy Communion
In the sacrament of Holy Communion, God makes use of bread and wine, so that with prayer and faith they become a means of experiencing God’s grace in a special way.
Along with the sacrament of baptism, Holy Communion is a gift of God made effectual by the preaching of the Word and the response of faith.
As we celebrate the Holy Communion, we are obeying Christ’s command, given at the last Supper, to “do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25). This is a special sort of remembering, however; for, as we share in the sacrament, it becomes for us the living sign of Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross, made for us once and for all time.
In Holy Communion we also give thanks to God for all that God has done for us. In receiving the elements of Holy Communion with faith and prayer we are truly joined to God in Christ and the Spirit.
Within the Parish of Crossmolina, the sacrament of the First Holy Communion is usually celebrated in May of each year.