The process of Christian Initiation is completed when the person comes to the table to receive communion for the first time.

We believe Eucharist makes the Church. The Church is made:

  • in the gathering of the community, on Sunday – the Lord’s day,

  • in listening to and reflecting on God’s word spoken to us in the scripture
  • in the offering of our lives to God by joining ourselves to Christ’s offering
  • in our personal and communal transformation in this action
  • in our being sent to live as disciples of Jesus, continuing the mission of Jesus in the world.

This is how the Church is made.  This is how I become a disciple, as I return each Sunday to be nourished by the Word of God and the Body of Christ.  This is how we pursue the life-long process of initiating ourselves into the life of God.

When we ‘do’ eucharist in this way, a wonderful transformation can happen within us and within our families, our society and in our world.