What is Eucharist?

The celebration of Eucharist, which is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, is at the heart and center of our spiritual life and journey of faith. When he instituted the sacrament of Eucharist at the Last Supper, Jesus commanded his disciples to celebrate this sacrificial meal which celebrates his death and resurrection, until he returns in glory.  Therefore, Catholics continue to celebrate the Eucharist, also known as Communion, providing spiritual food and an intimate union with our Lord for those who receive it.

Receiving Eucharist for the First Time

Eucharist is typically received for the first time by young Catholics at age 7 or during their 2nd grade year. For more information on preparing your child for this Sacrament, please click here.

If you have an older child, above 5th grade, who would like to receive First Communion, please contact Renie Prengaman by calling the parish office 724-787-2207 or emailing at

If you are an adult who would like to receive First Communion, please contact the parish office at 724-834-9045.

Communion for the Sick and Homebound

If you or someone you know is homebound or in need of a pastoral visit and Holy Communion, please notify the parish office at 724-834-9045 so we can arrange for home visits.