In the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, we encounter Jesus in the most perfect gift He has

given us, the gift of Himself which feeds and nourishes us throughout our journey on

earth. The Eucharist is the source and the summit of our Catholic faith. Everything in our

faith points to the Eucharist, wherein we receive the true Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity

of Jesus in the form of bread and wine which is transformed in all but appearance

through the hands of our priests. The Eucharist is the sacrament of our unity. It is the

second sacrament of initiation. It is truly the perfect food for the journey, Jesus himself,

who by His Body and Blood truly transforms us into His own likeness, making us Holy as

our Father is Holy.



The sacrament of Holy Eucharist is celebrated during the holy sacrifice of the mass, the

memorial of the death and resurrection of Jesus in which the sacrifice of the cross is

perpetuated throughout all time. First Eucharist is usually celebrated when a child

reaches the age of reason. The children of Holy Redeemer Parish celebrate their First

Eucharist in April of the second grade.

If you are a Catholic who has not received the sacrament of Eucharist, or have an older

child who has not, you are warmly invited to contact the parish office or Father Hadden

for information and assistance in helping you and your family celebrate this beautiful


If you are a non-Catholic who would like to know more about the Catholic faith or the

sacrament of Eucharist you are warmly invited to check out the newcomer’s section of

this website, and to contact the parish office or Father Hadden for more information.



“If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this

Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ’s love for us would transform the

coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.” St. Angela of Foligno

“When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do him homage; speak to Him about

your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness;

welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your

actions may give proof to all of His Presence.” St. Francis de Sales