Holy Communion (Eucharist)

All sacraments are visible signs instituted by Christ to give us grace. Each sacraments grace is specific to the sacrament.  The outward sign of Holy Communion is the appearance of bread and wine which helps us to “see” that the grace we receive is nourishment—spiritual food. When we consume physical food, it becomes a part of us. In Holy Communion, we are united with the food. We become one with Christ in a mystical and spiritual union.

First Communion for children

The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires that a student be in a Catholic Religious Education program or Catholic school for one year before beginning Sacrament preparation. For more information on having your child receive their First Eucharist at St. Jane’s, please see our Sacrament Prep page.

Adult Communion

Adults who want to prepare to receive the Eucharist should call the office for information. 410-255-4646

… he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” – Jesus (John 6:54)

Biblical References for the Holy Eucharist