The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates His Church and all her members with His sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.

We believe that the Eucharist or Communion is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

First Communion: Children in second grade attending the Religious Education Program or Notre Dame School have an opportunity to receive First Eucharist as a class in the spring, usually the first Saturday in May. They also have an opportunity to receive First Eucharist individually if they so desire. 

Communion for The Sick/Homebound:

Celebrating the Eucharist is the very heart of our Catholic faith. To ensure that members who are ill or injured can receive the Eucharist and stay connected to our community, Notre Dame Ministers of Care can bring communion to parishioners in their homes, area nursing or convalescent facilities and Hinsdale hospital. 
If you or a loved one would like to have a Minister of Care bring communion to you in the hospital, nursing facility or hospital, please contact:

For more info please call the parish office.