St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519

The Sacrament of Eucharist

The Sacrament of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church

Jesus said: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; ...he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and ... abides in me, and I in him" 

John 6:51, 54, 56

The Eucharist is the greatest of the sacraments, described by the Church in this way:

The Most Holy Eucharist is the most august sacrament, in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic Sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and the source of all Christian worship and life; it signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ. The other sacraments and all the ecclesiastical works of the apostolate are closely related to the Holy Eucharist and are directed to it 

Code of Canon Law, #897

First Communion for Children

Children in public schools grades 1 - 8 who wish to receive their First Holy Communion should enroll in the Children's Faith Formation program. Along with First Communion preparation, they will also be prepared for their First Reconciliation.  

Click here for information on Children's Faith Formation.


Adults interested in participating in full communion with the Catholic Church are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Contact Sr. Joyanne Sullivan, SND at (323) 254-2519 or

Communion for the Homebound and in Nursing Homes

Please contact Concie Kibbe with the L.O.V.E Ministry through the parish office (323) 254-2519 to arrange for someone to bring you the eucharist if you are unable to attend Mass.  

College Vista Rehabilitation Center & Solheim Lutheran Home: Fr. Francis, OP offers Mass. Please check with the church office for dates and times.

"For as often as we eat this bread and drink the cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord. If we proclaim the Lord's death, we proclaim the forgiveness of sins. If, as often as his blood is poured out, it is poured for the forgiveness of sins, I should always receive it, so that it may always forgive my sins. Because I always sin, I should always have a remedy."

St. Ambrose