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 know that he/she will receive the sacrament after two years of religious education.

  • If your child attends a public or non-Catholic private school and is in need of religious education, please do the following:
    • Register for Faith Formation through the Religious Education office HERE.
  • If your child attends a Catholic School in the Diocese of Venice, please contact Debbie Jackson at [email protected].

If you are an adult seeking the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion), please complete the ONLINE FORM for RCIA and Deacon Tom Harenchar will contact you.