St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 0S233 Church St. Winfield, IL 60190

The Holy Eucharist/First Communion


The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament where God, through the actions of the priest at Mass, changes the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ: "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" (CCC, 1323)

Communion for Sick and Shut-ins:  Please contact the parish office for communion to be brought to those who are unable to attend mass.

First Communion is normally celebrated in the spring of 2nd grade.  The preparation program is a 2 year program whereby parents are the primary educators, and the school/church supplies the necessary materials and activities. Please submit Baptismal certificate at registration.