While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”Jesus Christ, the Gospel of Mark, chapter 14 verse 22-24
These are the words of Jesus at the Last Supper which instituted the Eucharist.
When we receive Holy Communion we become united more deeply with the living Body of Christ which is His Church. It renews the graces we received at Baptism and Confirmation, strengthening us in our life’s journey.
First Holy Communion
In the Archdiocese of Birmingham, First Holy Communion and Reconciliation are usually received at primary school age, with instruction often taking place in the Catholic school.
In the case of adults or children outside the Catholic education scheme, a period of instruction will take place in another setting. For adults this may take the form of a Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) course and reception into the Church, with Confirmation and Holy Communion taking place at Easter.
For further information, please contact the Parish Office by phone or use our Contact form.