The Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is central to our faith. It is the source and summit of the Catholic faith because it is Jesus Himself. Through this Sacrament, we enter into the most intimate union with our Lord.
First Holy Communion
Preparation for First Holy Communion is done typically in 2nd Grade. We provide resources for families during the First Communion Parent Meeting held in early Spring. First Holy Communion is usually scheduled for the first Saturday of May, but can be in late April if Mother’s Day Weekend is the first weekend of May.
If you have an older child who would like to receive First Communion, please contact Carol Vater at 412-551-8984 and we will design a preparation program to meet your needs.
If you are an adult who is looking to be received into the Catholic Church and to receive First Eucharist, please contact the parish office at 412-881-8115 to learn more about our RCIA program.
Eucharistic for the Sick and Homebound
If you or someone you know is homebound or in need of Holy Communion, please notify the parish office. We will arrange for Friday home visits from an Extraordinary Ministers of Communion.
Eucharistic Adoration is dedicated time to spend with the Lord in prayer. We offer three main forms of Adoration:
- Adoration during Forty Hours starting Labor Day after the 10am and concluding the following Wednesday with a Closing of Forty Hours Service at 7pm. For specific times check the bulletin.
- First Friday Adoration beginning after the 8:00 PM Mass and concluding with Benediction at 10pm.
- First Sunday Adoration from 7-8pm.
Please view the documents below for information on receiving the Sacrament of Communion.