FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. John 6:54

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322

Holy Communion, because by this sacrament we unite ourselves to Christ, who makes us sharers in his Body and Blood to form a single body. We also call it: the holy things (ta hagia; sancta) - the first meaning of the phrase "communion of saints" in the Apostles' Creed - the bread of angels, bread from heaven, medicine of immortality, viaticum. . . .

- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1331

ABOUT US

We are a Catholic Parish under the Bishop of Christchurch, run by the Brothers of St John.  Recently, in order to better help all discover the beauty, goodness and truth of Jesus Christ, our Bishop joined three parishes together to create this new Parish, temporarily called 'Christchurch West'.  

ADDRESS

+64 3-348 6100

 

Street adress: 106 Main South Road,, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042

Postal address: PO Box 11027, Sockburn 8443

 

office@christchurchwest.org.nz

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