Eucharist

“The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed, the Lord said: ‘He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.’ Life in Christ has its foundation in the Eucharistic banquet: ‘As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.'”

- Catechism of the Catholic Church  paragraph #1391

See the home page for parish Eucharistic celebration (Mass) times.

Sacraments 101:

Eucharist (how we receive)

Join Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, as he explains the do's and don'ts and rights and wrongs of receiving Communion...

Sacraments 201:

Eucharist (what we believe)

Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about what Catholics believe about the Eucharist and receiving Communion.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is recognizing and honouring the presence of Christ in the holy Eucharist. It affirms our belief in Jesus, truly present—Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist.

During Adoration, a consecrated host is placed in a sacred vessel known as a 'monstrance'. The monstrance, containing the consecrated host, is placed on the altar for all to see and adore. It is a time to "watch and wait", to remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.

At the end of the period of Adoration, the priest gives the people present a solemn blessing with the monstrance containing the consecrated host. This is what we call Benediction.

Join us every month for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.  Check the parish calendar for the next scheduled Adoration hour (usually the 1st Friday of the month).

What is the point of Eucharistic Adoration?

Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about adoration, what it is, and why it is important.

First Eucharist / First Communion

At the Parish of St. Timothy, children in Grade 3 & older are invited to prepare for the sacrament of First Eucharist. Preparation usually begins in April.

The following criteria must be met before preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

  • Child must be baptized

  • Child must be 8 years old or older

  • Child must have received the Sacrament of First Penance

  • Child must have completed a minimum of twenty (20) hours in an ongoing program of catechesis in the previous year

What is involved?

The Sacrament of First Eucharist preparation program consists of:

  1. One (1) Parent Information session - Parents ONLY
    The Parent Information session is mandatory for all parents requesting the Sacrament of First Eucharist for their child.
     

  2. One (1) blessing for all families preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist - Candidate & Parents attend
    This blessing ceremony will take place during regular Sunday Mass 
     

  3. Six (6) one hour preparation sessions - Candidate & Parents attend
    Session attendance is mandatory for children & at least one parent!

Mass


The best preparation for receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is regular attendance at Mass. Attending Mass regularly is not only done prior to receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist, but also continually afterwards. Talk to your child about the Mass before you go and at appropriate moments when you are in church together. Link what you have been doing together at home with what is happening at Mass.