The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of the life of our parish. We strive to celebrate Holy Mass with reverence and attention, with the full participation of the faithful, and we remind our parishioners of the grave obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
CLICK HERE to read about the USCCB’s decision to draft a document about the Eucharist.
Holy Communion for the Sick/Homebound
The parish clergy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit those who are unable to attend Mass because of age or infirmity to bring them Holy
Communion. Please contact the parish office and ask for Jenna if you wish to be placed on the list for visitation.
Preparing Children for their First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion for children of Mother of Divine Providence is celebrated in the 2nd grade. Children are prepared for their First Holy Communion (and First Penance) through the curriculum of Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School and the Parish Religious Education Program. If your child attends another Catholic School or is home-schooled, please contact the Religious Education Office for more information.
“I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;
this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”