Sacrament of Eucharist

“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.”

(CCC 1323)

ABOUT THE SACRAMENT
Catholics believe the Holy Eucharist is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus – that Christ is truly the body and blood of the Eucharist. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

FIRST COMMUNION
Parents should register their child, including those attending Catholic schools, at the beginning of the 2nd grade year in order for them to participate in the sacramental preparation. In August, the parish publishes registration dates and times in the parish’s bulletin. The parish requires a baptismal certificate, as well as a fee to cover the cost of books. For more information, please contact Tonia Harrington at  or Gerry Baumbouree at , or you can call the parish office at (337) 235-1483.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In most cases, a special holder called a monstrance displays the Eucharist, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and night

Our parish exposes the Blessed Sacrament each week beginning on Tuesday from 7:45 AM until Wednesday at 4:00 PM. If you would like to commit to spending one hour per week in adoration, please call the following coordinators for available time slots.

Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tom Meyers (337) 896-3340

Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Curllis Daigle (337) 235-6002
cell: (337) 207-0195

Tuesday, 7:00 PM – Midnight
Mark McBride (337) 896-9259

Wednesday, 1:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Joe and Melanie Heintz (337) 962-8697

Wednesday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sammy Fontenot (337) 233-1185