As Catholics, we believe the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is the real presence of Jesus Christ and that He lovingly offers Himself as spiritual nourishment with each celebration of the Mass. This intimate exchange with our Lord strengthens us spiritually and brings us closer to God. It also increases our capacity to love one another more fully and to live in Christian community.
First Holy Communion
Children typically receive their First Holy Communion in second grade. The Diocese of Charlotte requires at least one full year of formal religious education (Catholic school or faith formation) prior to receiving the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, and at least two full years of formal religious education prior to receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist.
For more information about First Holy Communion for children, click here or contact Coordinator of First Sacraments Lori Mathews at 704-543-7677 x 1037.
Adults who are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation and/or First Holy Communion), please contact Coordinator of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Tom Lindemuth at 704-543-7677 x 1045.