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.
2016-2017 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 8 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.
Parent-Child Sacrament Preparation Workshops
At least one parent and the child who is preparing needs to attend the following workshops for their preparation:
- Six one hour workshops (Sundays during Catechesis at 11:45 am or Saturdays at 10 am):
- SESSION I: Sunday, 10/2/2016 or Saturday, 10/8/2016
- SESSION II: Sunday, 10/23/2016 or Saturday, 11/5/2016
- SESSION III: Sunday, 11/6/2016 or Saturday, 11/19/2016
- SESSION IV:Sunday, 1/29/2017 or Saturday, 1/14/2017
- SESSION V: Sunday, 2/26/2017 or Saturday, 2/11/2017
- SESSION VI:Sunday, 3/26/2017 or Saturday, 3/4/2017
- OR you can attend the following 3 hour workshops:
- SESSIONS I-III: 12/3/2016 from 1 pm – 4 pm
- SESSIONS IV-VI: 4/8/2017 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Please note: You may attend any combination of sessions (i.e., Saturdays, Sundays or 3 hour workshops) to cover all of the topics in Sessions I-VI.
If you are interested in receiving first Holy Communion yourself, or you would like your child to receive this sacrament, please contact:
Contact the parish office.