“For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6: 55-56)
"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” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, 47).
First Holy Communion for Children
In our diocese, children normally receive their first Holy Communion during the second grade. Our parish offers Sacramental Preparation support to our parents and students for their first celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and their first reception of Holy Communion. Students who attend a Catholic school or who are homeschooled in the Catholic are encouraged to participate.
If your child is further advanced than the second grade, but has not yet received Holy Communion, not to worry! Please contact Victoria Harvey at [email protected] or 918.402.0202 to make arrangements.
First Holy Communion for Adults
If you are a baptized Catholic adult who has not yet received Holy Communion, please email Deacon Kevin Malarkey at [email protected] for more information about how you might begin the process to receive the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Communion in the Home
Parishioners who are unable to participate at Mass due to illness may request regular home visits and reception of Holy Communion by calling the Parish Office at 918-251-4000.
Holy Communion in the Hospital
The Catholic hospitals in the metro area have Catholic chaplains who visit with the sick, pray, and bring Holy Communion. St. Francis and St. John hospitals also have priest chaplains who minister to the sick daily, including the administration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick when needed. Father Matt and members of the St. Anne Pastoral Care Team often visit at well. Parishioners who are admitted to other area hospitals can also receive visits from Father Matt and members of the pastoral care team.
It is important that you or a member of your family contact the Parish Office if you are hospitalized as the hospitals do not inform us. Please call at 918-251-4000.
Holy Communion in the Nursing Home
Parishioners from the St. Anne’s Pastoral Care Team will be happy to bring Holy Communion to you or a member of your family who resides in one of local nursing homes. Please call the parish office at 918-251-4000 to make arrangements.