"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and remains in Me and I in him" (John 6:51, 54, 56).

The Eucharist is not just a sign or symbol of Jesus. We believe that Jesus is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. The priest transforms the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus through transubstantiation.

"By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine, Christ Himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: His Body and His Blood, with His soul and His divinity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1413).

The Mass is divided into two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. At Mass, we are fed by the Word of God and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Eucharist was instituted as a food, a spiritual food. That is why the outward sign of this sacrament – the appearances of bread and wine – is a sign of nourishment, just as in Baptism the outward sign is water, a sign of cleansing.

"Holy Communion is the shortest and fastest way to Heaven" (St. Pius X).


The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is available to us everyday in the Mass.
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St. Pius Children's Sacramental Preparation

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Starting Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Registration is now open for children of parishioners who have been registered and participating in the parish for at least 6 months. Please click here for online registration form or come into the Parish Center to complete a paper form.

Please note: Your child will not be able to attend classes without completed registration form, copy of Baptism Certificate (if not baptized at St. Pius) and Program fee.

If your family is not registered in the parish, we ask that you register and sign up to attend Faith Formation meetings as a family during this first year before your child registers for the 2020-2021 year of Sacramental Preparation.


For Adults

Contact the Parish Center

(650) 361-1411
You will need to go through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program.