What is the Holy Eucharist
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh… So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me and I in him'” (John 6:51, 53-55).
First Holy Communion
A child receives the Eucharist for the first time upon reaching the age of reason, generally assumed to be in second grade. In conjunction with formation classes, parents participate in educating their child for this celebration of the Sacrament. All the children prepared celebrate the sacrament on the appointed days. It is required that children have this preparation and sufficient knowledge to understand the mystery of Christ (Canon #913).
All second grade students in the Religious Education Program (classroom or parent-guided study) or attend St. Mary's School, prepare together for this sacrament. First Communion is celebrated during the Easter season.
You can register your child(ren) for the Religious Education (RE) program on Wednesday evenings or call Alicia at 355-8182.