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The Holy Eucharist

Do this in memory of me (Lk 22:19).

“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us’.” (CCC 1323).

The Lord Jesus loved us so much that He desired to stay with us in this sacrament of His love which we celebrate at every Mass. He waits for us here to fill us with His grace, to be our help and support in all our trials and to take us to Himself in everlasting life.

As Catholics, we participate fully in the celebration of the Eucharist whenever we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and often. In order to be duly disposed to receive Communion, we should be aware of not having committed any serious sin and, usually, to have observed a one-hour fast. The Eucharist may also be received in the hospital, at home if you are confined there, or in any institution or nursing home. In those cases, please call the office, 305-444-8363, and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion will bring Communion to you.

First Communion for Children

St. Hugh offers a two-year preparation program for the children who will receive their First Communion, which usually takes place during 1st and 2nd  Grades, as well as a program for older children who have not yet received First Communion.