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First Eucharist

Preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist

(Quotations taken from the National Directory for Catechesis, 2005, pgs.126-127)

  • Preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist is a two year process, typically beginning with the first grade, or first level of learning about the Church, traditions, God, life of Jesus, prayers and Sacraments
  • Emphasis on the second year of religious education classes prepares the child to come to the Lord’s Table and to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Family, Catechists, Priests and the Parish community are involved in this preparation through prayer, support, and instruction

Parent’s Responsibility and Blessing

  • “Children’s preparation for the first reception of the Eucharist begins in the home.”
  • Weekly family participation at the celebration of the Eucharist is one of the necessary times for parents to role model to their children.  “Children who participate with their family in the Mass experience the mystery of the Eucharist in an initial way and will gradually learn to join with the assembly in prayer.”
  • Parents own attitude toward the Eucharist each weekend significantly influences the attitude of the child and teaches its value more profoundly than any teacher



First Communion Candidacy Mass
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:30am
Note: please bring a photo of your son/daughter, and place in the provided basket in the Narthex

Parent Meeting
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:30pm, Community Room 

First Reconciliation
Option #1: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11am, Church
Option #2: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11am, Church
+Attire: Sunday’s best; please, no sports gear or apparel

First Communion Retreat
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am to 12pm (starts in the Parish Life Center/gym)
+*Volunteers needed; at least one parent/adult must attend with each student
+Attire: Casual

Demonstration Mass
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:15am, Church

Practice for First Communion
For April 27 & April 28:Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:30pm, Church
For May 4 and May 5:Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30pm, Church

First Communion
Note: must use iVolunteer for sign-up – link will open on Friday, October 19 at 6am
FULL – Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11am
FULL – Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:15am (regular Mass)
FULL – Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11am
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:15am (regular Mass)