I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. (John 6:51)
Jesus instituted the sacrament of Eucharist at the Last Supper through the sacrifice of his Precious Body and Blood. It is the gift we celebrate at each and every Mass through the breaking of the bread. The sacrament of Eucharist completes the sacraments of Christian Initiation, which include Baptism and Confirmation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of Christian life. (CCC 1324)
The sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation are normally celebrated at the end of the 2nd grade. Sacramental preparation begins in the 1st grade and enrollment in Faith Formation or Catholic School is required during both years of this two-year preparation period. Children and their parents are also required to attend Mass each Sunday. Regular attendance at class and Sunday Mass is required in order for your child to receive the Sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation. Children in 2nd grade receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist will also meet separately for twelve weeks. Attendance is mandatory.
For children in 3rd through 8th grade who need to receive First Eucharist, attendance at Faith Formation on Wednesday evenings and the First Eucharist Preparation classes are required.
Eucharist for Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) offers classes for adults entering into full communion with the Catholic Church through the receipt of the sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). To learn more about receiving the sacrament of Eucharist as an adult visit the RCIA page.
For More Information, please contact the parish office at 530-365-8573