Sacrament of Communion

For children age 7 and up who are attending public school system. To receive the sacrament of First Communion, the program begins at the end of September of each year. You must register you child before the end of September for them to receive the sacrament of First Communion by the end of the school fiscal year.

The Eucharist and the importance of receiving:

It is the belief of the Roman Catholic Church that, after the prayers of consecration at Mass, the bread and wine truly are the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For Non-Catholics

Sadly, we are not yet in full communion with Christians of other denominations. Therefore, individuals who are not of the Roman or Eastern Catholic Rite are not permitted to receive Communion. However, you are invited to come forward at Communion time to receive a blessing from the priest or deacon.



WEEKEND

Saturday ~ 5:00 PM

Sunday ~ 9:00 AM

Sunday ~ 11:00 AM



WEEKDAY

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs

~ 8:00 AM ~



Office Hours

Monday to Thursday
~ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ~
Closed between Noon and 1 PM

Tel:    613.932.2996

Fax:    613.932.9505

E-mail:
        info@blessedsacramentchurch.ca

For Catholics

If you have not been active in practicing your faith for some time or if you are in a state of serious (mortal) sin, the Church’s instruction is that you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will restore your relationship with God and the Church. You are then welcomed and encouraged to receive Communion. If your present state prevents you from receiving Communion, we encourage you to come forward to receive a blessing from the priest or deacon.

To Receive a Blessing

You indicate that you wish to receive a blessing by approaching the priest or deacon with both arms across your chest in the form of an X.

To Receive Communion

Most communicants prefer to receive Communion in the hand. Others may prefer communion on the tongue, either standing or kneeling. Whichever way you prefer, the Eucharist is to be consumed immediately.

Communion for Shut-Ins

If you want to bring communion to a sick person and have a pyx (container to carry the host), please see a priest or deacon before mass. The lay Communion Ministers may not give you a host.