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Receiving Holy Communion 

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Receiving Holy CommunionReceiving holy Communion

Usually Catholics first receive first holy Communion in the second grade, which the church considers the age of reason. Religious formation for receiving the sacrament of Eucharist is part of the curriculum of our parish religious education program and The Divine Redeemer Catholic School, Ford City. 

Children must regularly attend either our parish religious education program or The Divine Redeemer Catholic School in order to be properly prepared and eligible to receive the sacrament of Eucharist.


For Catholics, the celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart and center of our spiritual life and journey of faith.  Catholics who are free from serious sin and have observed an hour fast, may receive this sacrament during the celebration of Mass. 


Holy Communion and non-Catholics

Because receiving this sacrament is a sign of our unity as Catholics, who profess one faith as a church, individuals who are not Catholic should refrain from receiving the Eucharist when attending Mass.

If you are not Catholic and would like to explore the possibility of becoming Catholic and receiving the sacrament of confirmation, please contact us, visit the parish office, or learn more about the process of becoming a Catholic.

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