圣体圣事 The Meaning of the Sacrament of the Eucharist
There are three sacraments that are the foundation of Christian life. These sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They are given in this order to bring about the full initiation of the new Christian life. These three sacraments together are called the Sacraments of Initiation.
First Communion is the first time the Eucharist, Christ’s Body and Blood, is received after the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation have been received. Through the priest’s holy prayers, bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Christ. After the First Communion, we are able to continually receive the sacrament. Whenever we receive Holy Communion (Eucharist) in mass, we are receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist. In receiving the Body and Blood of Christ and participating in mass continually, we become united in one body with the Church.
First Communion at SJCCM
First Communion is a two year process with no breaks between the two years.
The first year of preparation involves parent(s) and child attending the catechetical program (CM).
In the 2nd year of preparation, the parent(s) and child must attend the catechetical program (CM) along with the Sacramental preparation workshops for First Communion. The First Communion preparation workshops involve four monthly sessions beginning in January during the Generations of Faith enrollment year.
Catechetical Ministry (CM) is our Religious Educational Process for children and youth. All sacramental preparation comes through the CM Program. If you have children ages 4 and up they are eligible to join in our catechetical process. If you have a child 7 years old or older, the family must be in Generations of Faith to prepare for First Communion and High School Confirmation.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is our program for adults. This program helps with the entire Sacrament of Initiation to become a Catholic.
Preparation for Persons with Disabilities
SJCCM and the Diocese of San Jose understand that all Catholics have the right to participate in the sacraments. If you have a loved one (no matter what their age or disability is) who needs to prepare for any of the sacraments, please contact Fr. Olivera at 408-509-6960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
为个人意向奉献弥撒 Offer Mass for Special Intention
Offer Mass For Special Intention: download form here to complete and submit to Haihsia Chen (408-257-4235) with $10/Mass (extra as donation to SJCCM) (Fee weaver is considerable for financial difficulty).
诸圣相通功 是我们天主教很美的一端信理。天上地下一家，可以互相代祷。 不只我们可以互相代祷，还可以求天上圣人圣女，特别是圣母妈妈为我们 祈祷。在亲友过世时，”诸圣相通功”更是我们的安慰，使我们不致于哀伤 过度。因为我们可以为亡者祈祷。
所有的祈祷善功中，弥撒奉献的效力是最大的。因为那是我们的救主基督大 司祭用自己的血，一次而永久的进入天主的圣殿，为我们赢得了救赎。正 因为是来自基督自己的功劳，所以特别有效。
为亡者奉献弥撒是教会一向都有的传统。当然我们还有别的场合想到天主， 求福啦，谢恩啦，也可以奉献弥撒。教友们若想为亲友，或特别意向奉献 弥撒，我们准备了表格，可以网站上下载，也可以在教堂里进门的桌上拿。
虽然基督的救赎是无价的，祂也白白的赐给每一个人。但我们献弥撒的人还 是要根据传统，奉献一点。就像圣母曾经在基督诞生八日取洁礼时，献了一 对鸽子 一样。 圣荷西教区为了帮助大家都奉献得起，建议10元就可以献 一台弥撒。若10元仍是困难，也不用耽心，还是可以奉献弥撒，只要说一 声就可以了。
主日弥撒前后，会有一个盒子放在门口的桌上。 填好的表格和支票或现金，可以放进去。 交给神父或陈海霞也可以。 若您对填表格有困难，对弥撒奉献有任何问题，或想要弥撒卡送给为他献弥撒的亲友，也可以找陈海霞 (408-257-4235)。