Tuesday, May 23, 2017

St. Bernard Catholic School celebrates the Sacrament of the Eucharist

The St. Bernard Catholic School first communion Class of 2017 takes a group photograph.
The Eucharist is the sacrament in which we receive the Body and Blood of Christ. The church teaches that Christ is really present in the bread and wine that have been consecrated by the priest at Mass.

Although the bread and wine still look and taste like bread and wine, the substance, what is actually there, has changed.

The roots of the Eucharist are in the Jewish Passover meal. This is the meal which commemorates Israel's delivery from oppression and slavery in Egypt.

Students form St. Bernard Catholic School received the sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time during the month of May, the month of Mary, on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

At the Mass

In video

St. Bernard Church first communion students proclaim the word of God during first communion ceremonies at St. Bernard on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday, May 7, 2017
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor

"Jesus came to give us abundant life," Father Perry tells us in his homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter and our St. Bernard Catholic School first communion Mass. "Do you think he wants us sad and sacrificing and miserable, doing what we hate? He wants us to live life abundantly, to be filled with life. So the question is, how do you find abundant life?"

Watch as first communion students from St. Bernard Catholic School make their first communion during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

St. Bernard Pastor, Father Perry D. Leiker, blesses religious articles and the children make their exit at the conclusion of our special 9:30 a.m. first communion Mass on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

In photographs

St. Bernard Catholic School First Communion, 2017

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