For Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.
In and through our full, conscious, and active liturgical participation we are enabled and empowered to foster solidarity in the world, deepen our relationships with each other, and to grow in communion with God. We are made one, then sent forth as conduits of God’s healing presence in the world.
Children generally receive their First Communion in the spring during 2nd grade. If your child is in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, participates in PSR, or attends St. Margaret of Scotland School, please contact your leaders for more information.
If you are an adult and are interested in learning more about the Eucharist or about becoming Catholic, please consider participating in RCIA, or contact Peter Hesed at (314) 776-2255.
The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the Catholic Church’s Sacraments of Initiation, is a sacred ritual where a person becomes a new creature, dying and rising with Jesus, through water and the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation, whereby an individual accepts their Christian identity, invests in their own faith development, and becomes a fully-initiated member of the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance, Confession, or the Sacrament of Forgiveness) is the grace-filled event at which we recognize our sinfulness, receive absolution, and celebrate the freedom of being right with God once again.
The Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage) is a covenant that mirrors the mutual commitment between God and his people.
Some of us are called to deepen and redefine how we live, serve and love as Christ did, through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The deepest desire of bishops, deacons, and priests is to love God and be of service to God’s People.