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Holy Eucharist

By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. 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)

As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the true presence of Jesus, the source and summit of the Christian life.  Therefore, we take great care in preparing our children for their first Eucharist. 

 Our parish practice is to have children receive first Holy Communion in 2nd grade after they have made their first Confession. 


Children must receive formation in St. Jude School or Family Faith Formation.  

If your child is older than 2nd grade or you are a baptized adult seeking to receive First Holy Communion, please contact:


Coordinator of Faith Formation, Chiara Sullivan at or 815-725-2209  X404.

2023 First Communion

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