First Communion and Reconciliation
What is First Holy Communion?
The Eucharist is one of three sacraments of Christian initiation. During our first Holy Communion, we receive the body of Jesus Christ for the first time. This sacrament is intended to:
Root us more deeply as sons and daughters of God
Unite our body and soul with God
Show our union with the Church and its teachings
Become one with Christ in order to share eternal life with Him
Strengthen us to bear witness to the Christian faith
What is Reconciliation?
Reconciliation, or Confession, is a sacrament of healing. When we are sorry for our sins, we are absolved of them. This sacrament is intended to:
Restore our souls to a purified state
Restore and reconcile our relationship with God
Restore and repair the damage done through sin to our relationships with others
Grant us the grace to become more saintly
It is important to have our first confession before taking entering into holy communion with the church because we must be in purified state of grace in order to be unified with Christ.