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St. Mary Parish | Appleton, WI

Sacrament of Initiation

Holy Eucharist is one of the three sacraments of Initiation into the Church.  It is the source and summit of the Christian life.  Through the Eucharistic celebration, we become united with the heavenly banquet.  Eucharist is an action of thanksgiving to God.

All are encouraged to receive communion devoutly and frequently. All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.

First Communion: