“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.’”  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1323

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.”   Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324

Communion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Communion is available at every mass:

Monday – Saturday: 8:30 am

Saturday (Vigil mass): 5:30 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am (English),  12 pm (Spanish)

First Communion at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church


First time communicants must participants in OLPH’s Religious Education program, either as a part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCD) program or as a candidate in the Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA) program.  Please call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at (813) 248-5701 for more information.