Fr. Zirilli speaking to the First Communicants

As Catholics, we believe the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is the real presence of Jesus Christ and that He lovingly offers Himself as spiritual nourishment with each celebration of the Mass. This intimate exchange with our Lord strengthens us spiritually and brings us closer to God. It also increases our capacity to love one another more fully and to live in Christian community.

Children typically receive their First Holy Communion in second grade. The Archdiocese of Miami requires two years of formal religious education (Catholic school or Religious Education) prior to receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

For more information about First Holy Communion for children, click here or connect with the Coordinator of Religious Education, Victoria Molina.

Adults who are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation), click here to contact the Coordinator of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Victoria Molina.

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