"The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
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 1322 & 1323
Holy Communion in the Hospital
The Catholic hospitals in the metro area have Catholic chaplains who visit with the sick, pray, and bring Holy Communion. St. Francis and St. John hospitals also have priest chaplains who minister to the sick daily, including the administration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick when needed. Father Matt is happy to visit as well.
If you or a family member is hospitalized it is important to contact the parish office as the hospitals do not inform us.
Holy Communion at home or in a Nursing Home
Parishioners from St. Henry will be happy to bring Holy Communion to you or a member of your family who is unable to attend Mass or resides in one of Owasso's nursing homes. Please call the parish office to make arrangements.
First Reconciliation and First Communion for Children
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion for children is a two year program that involves parents and the child's family. We hope to accompany parents as you prepare your children to receive these life changing sacraments. Many parents today don't feel adequately formed in their own faith so as we meet for parent sessions and family workshops we hope to strengthen the foundation of faith for the entire family. Children in 1st or 2nd grade can attend Year 1 First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation. Once they complete the first year they can attend Year 2 First Communion Preparation and will celebrate First Reconciliation and First Communion that year.
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) is offered for children/ youth in 3rd – 11th grade who have not been baptized.
Sacrament Class is offered for children/youth in 3rd - 11th grade who are baptized but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Reconciliation or Eucharist.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is offered for adults to receive these sacraments.
Please contact the parish office for more information about RCIC, Sacrament class and RCIA.