What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the source and summit of the Catholic faith because it is Jesus Himself.  Through this Sacrament, we enter into the most intimate union with our Lord.

Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

If you or someone you know is homebound or in need of a pastoral visit and Holy Communion, please notify the parish office at (724) 935-2104 so we can arrange for home visits.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is dedicated time to spend with the Lord in prayer. Sts. John and Paul offers three main forms of Adoration:

  • All Day Adoration on Tuesdays from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday Holy Hour at 2:00 PM
  • First Friday All Night Adoration beginning after the 8:00 PM Mass and concluding with Benediction the following Saturday morning at 8:45 AM

All of these forms of Adoration traditionally taking place in the Grotto Chapel (with some exceptions).  For more information on these times of Adoration, click here.  If you have never experienced the “quiet peace” and invigoration of prayer before Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, we invite you to join us.

First Communion Preparation

First Communion Preparation is done via Home Study typically in 2nd Grade.  We provide resources and formation for families during the First Communion Parent Workshop.  For more information on preparing for this Sacrament, visit our First Communion Preparation page.

If you have an older child who would like to receive First Communion, please contact Jason Gawaldo at jgawaldo@sts-jp.org (724) 935-2104 x228.

If you are an adult who is looking to be received into the Catholic Church and to receive First Eucharist, please contact Sr. Annie Bremmer at abremmer@sts-jp.org  (724) 935-2104 x223 to learn more about our RCIA program.