Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; …he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and… abides in me, and I in him.” John 6:51, 54, 56

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1407

First Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 05, 2019, at 2P.M. in Holy Name of Jesus Church. 

All children in Holy Name of Jesus Parish are invited to make their First Holy Communion and participate in all associated events beginning in second grade. Two years of prior catechesis received either in Catholic School religion classes or Parish School of Religion is required. A meeting for the parents of First Communicants will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7P.M. in the Holy Name of Jesus School Auditorium. Registration is necessary for all but the Holy Name of Jesus School Students. 

Contact: Patty Mathes   or 504.865.7430 ext 206