Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.

At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322 & 1323

First Reconciliation & First Holy Eucharist Sacrament Preparation

Students are eligible to prepare for and receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist if they:

  • have been Baptized,
  • are at least 7 years of age OR are in 2nd grade or above,
  • have a foundational knowledge of the Catholic Faith,
  • attend Mass regularly with their family,
  • and desire the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.


If you are seeking First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist for your child age 7 – entering 6th grade: 

  1. Register your child for weekly catechesis.
  2. Email Laura (lnelson@sfatx.org) a request for Sacrament Preparation for your child.
  3. Laura will send you a link to an intake form.
  4. After the form is filled out, Laura will contact you about placement of your child.


The 2018-2019 preparation process is a series of 4 Parent-Child Workshops that will be held outside of weekly catechesis. The 4-part series will be offered once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester . Families can choose which series they attend based upon availability. The 2 series will be offered on the following dates:

Fall Dates // Sundays // 2:30-4pm
10/14 & 10/28 – Reconciliation
11/11 & 12/2 – Eucharist

Spring Dates // Saturdays // 3-4:30pm
1/12 & 1/26 – Reconciliation
2/16 & 3/2 – Eucharist

If your child is seeking First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist and is entering grades 7-12:

  1. Register your teen for weekly Young Church.
  2. Email Tim for High School (tjara@sfatx.org) or Sam for Middle School (sford@sfatx.org) and request Sacrament Preparation.
  3. Tim or Sam will send you a link to an intake form.
  4. After the form is filled out, Tim or Sam will contact you about placement of your child.


The preparation process for a teen seeking First Communion includes 5 Teen Workshops that will be held during/in addition to weekly Young Church (on select Wednesdays during the Spring Semester). 


For more details about the 2018-2019 Sacrament Preparation Process at St. Francis, see the handout below.

If you are interested in receiving first Holy Communion yourself, or you would like your child to receive this sacrament, please contact:

Coordinator of RCIA (Adults)
Scott Immel // 817-481-2685 ext. 234 // simmel@sfatx.org

Children’s Catechesis (age 7- 6th grade)
Laura Nelson // 817-481-2685 ext. 241 // lnelson@sfatx.org

Coordinator of Middle School (7th-8th grade)
Sam Ford // 817-481-2685 ext. 240 // sford@sfatx.org

Coordinator of Youth Ministry (9th-12th grade)
Tim Jara // 817-481-2685 ext. 240 // tjara@sfatx.org

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