The Church believes and professes that “By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ…and under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity” (CCC# 1413).

For Catholics, the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of the Christian life (cf. CCC# 1324).

Sacramental Preparation:

If you have a child in need of receiving First Holy Communion, please register with the Religious Education office. The registration forms for upcoming school years are available each year in July. 

If you are an adult seeking the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion), please contact Spence McSorley, [email protected] or 941-752-6770, ext. 104.