One of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, the Eucharist is a ritual in which, according to Catholic theology, bread and wine blessed by a priest really become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. 

Low Gluten Hosts at Mass

Beginning the 3rd week of Advent, 2022, there will be a ciborium dedicated to low-gluten Hosts. These Hosts are approved for the Eucharist by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and have a gluten content of less than 0.001%. Those who, for medical reasons, need to receive a low-gluten Host, should identify themselves to the Celebrant. People are asked not to bring their own Hosts in pyxes, as we need to be certain that we are using valid matter for the Eucharist, and not all companies manufacture exclusively for the Catholic Mass.

Contact Steve Cox for more information at [email protected]

First Eucharist

The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires two years of participation in Faith Formation, including the year of receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  If you child has one year of Faith Formation or attended a Catholic School, the child will be required to sign up for Religious Education in the current year along with signing up for the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (FR/FE) program.

The FR/FE program is in addition to the Faith Formation offered at SJCC and has a few required meetings for parents and candidates throughout the year.

Contact Mary Ellen Will for more information at [email protected]