The Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments, instituted by Christ Himself, which are outward signs of an inward grace acting in our souls.


One of the Sacraments of Initiation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ. In Holy Communion we are receiving the True Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. As Catholics, we are required to receive Communion at least once per year and the Church urges us to receive Communion more frequently. Frequent Communion increases our love for God and for our neighbor.

Eucharist at OLP:

If you are sick and would like to receive Holy Communion in your home, nursing home, assisted living center or hospital, please call the parish office at 314-993-2280