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Explaining the Eucharist

The Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic church. As part of the Eucharist, the Lord Jesus Christ is contained, offered and received under the appearances of bread and wine.

Catholics believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist and that the bread and wine are not just symbolic or a figure of Christ. Catholics believe the bread and wine changes from wheat and grape into the body and blood of Christ, a change referred to as transubstantiation.
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Gift ideas for first-time communicants

Parents, aunts, uncles, and even older brothers and sisters often look on with pride when their young relatives receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. One of three Sacraments of Initiation within the Catholic church, the sacrament of First Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is a momentous event in the life of a young Catholic. To Catholics, First Holy Communion is the first time they receive the body and blood of their savior Jesus Christ.
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Did you know?

The sacrament of Reconciliation, or Penance, plays a significant role when a child or adult is preparing to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time, commonly referred to as First Holy Communion.
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Not all Communion ceremonies and traditions are the same

The sacrament of First Holy Communion is one of the more momentous occasions in a young Christian's life. Many families find the day is so significant that they host parties after the ceremony. New communicants are given presents at these parties and relatives and friends express pride in the youngster's continuing devotion to his or her faith.
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