"Do this in remembrance of me"
Eucharist celebrates our life together as community, the presence of Christ in our midst. It also recognizes Christ's presence in the Word that is proclaimed and explained, in the priest who presides, and in the actual body and blood of Christ that we consume during communion. We celebrate our unity with Christ in communion and service.
First Communion preparation is offered in addition to regular faith formation classes. Parent(s) and child are invited to attend the preparation sessions together to best prepare for the reception of the sacrament. Celebration of first communion usually occurs at a regularly scheduled parish Mass in the spring.
In this parish children usually receive First Communion in grade 2. However, this depends on the child's readiness which must include a sufficient familiarity with the nature of the Eucharist to participate actively and with awareness.
This year's sacramental preparation class schedule is available.
For more information you may download the Archdiocesan Policies on First Communion or contact the Director of Faith Formation, at 292-3810.