Sacrament of the Eucharist
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is the “Source and Summit” of the Catholic faith. It is the Sacrament that provides spiritual nourishment to believers and the Sacrament that we return to on a weekly basis.
Receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ nourishes Catholics in the spiritual life so that they can go out into the world and share the Good News. By receiving the Body of Christ in the Eucharist, we become Christ’s Body to the world.
The Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish community gathers together to give thanks to God and receive the Body of Christ every day of the week. View our Mass schedule.
Catholics in the Archdiocese of Chicago prepare to receive their First Communion in the Second Grade. Some Catholics, however, may not have received First Communion in their childhood. View our Sacramental Preparation page to learn more about preparing your child or adolescent to receive First Communion.
Adults can also prepare for First Communion through the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish's RCIA process.