'Eucharist' tagged posts

Q+A: Why do we do Confirmation and First Communion the way we do? Can we not have our children receive First Communion and later on receive Confirmation?

A: It has been about ten years since we have celebrated the Confirmation and First Communion of our children together in one celebration along with our bishop here in Cold Lake. Anyone older, like me, would have received First Communion prior to receiving Confirmation. This has caused a lot of confusion because this is not…

Q+A: Can you answer why the whole congregation goes up to Communion, without Confession? In the years gone by we all had to go to confession first.

A. Throughout the history of the Church there have been times when almost no one received Communion during Mass. Today, almost everyone receives. The Church does encourage frequent Communion because in the sacrament of the Eucharist Jesus gives his entire Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to us for our salvation and to unite us to…