|The Holy Eucharist|
The Eucharist is the most central part of the Church. In the Eucharist Christ gives Himself to us - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity - as a pledge of His steadfast love. It is here that Christ brings within the Church community and to each of us His passion, death and resurrection. This allows us to participate in His sacrifice and receive the graces of salvation that He won for us through His actions.
In order to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, one must attend instruction on the sacrament and then receive it for the first time. For children, this typically occurs when the child is in the second grade and is done in conjunction with preparation for First Reconciliation, but is not limited to that age. Classes are available for children who attend public school on Monday evenings from 7-8 PM. Children attending Saint Mary Magdalen School will receive instruction during the school day. Children and adults that have not been baptized will need to begin the baptismal process before initiating the Holy Eucharist preparation. This is done through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) or the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
For more information on First Holy Eucharist preparation please contact Linda Brooks at the parish office, 425-353-1211.
Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. 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. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever." (John. 6:48-58)