On the night before he died, Jesus, took bread, blessed
and broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying that this
was ‘His Body’. Then at the end of the meal, he took a cup
of wine, blessed it and told them to drink it as this was
‘His Blood’. They were to do this in memory of him.
When we celebrate Mass, Jesus is really present under the
signs of bread and wine, and we, receive the Body and
Blood of Christ, so that we can go out and be the Body of
Christ to our world, caring for everyone in our
During Year 4, our children, assisted by their
parents, the school and the parish, prepare
to celebrate the Sacrament while adults,
becoming members of the Church, follow
the RCIA programme, receiving their first
Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil on
Holy Saturday night.