To celebrate one of these sacraments, a parent must attend the General Sacramental Session on Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. All other meetings are for parent and child.
Saturday Feb. 4 First Reconciliation Ceremony 11am Church
(Children Must be prepared for First Reconciliation (Penance) before beginning preparation for First Eucharist)
- Tuesday Feb. 28 1st Eucharist Meeting 6:30–8 PM School
- Thursday March 2 1st Eucharist Meeting (Repeated) 6:30–8 PM School
- Tuesday April 4 1st Eucharist Meeting 6:30–8 PM School (Beacon Place and Art Room)
- Thursday April 6 1st Eucharist Meeting (Repeated) 6:30–8 PM School
(Beacon Place and Art Room)
- Saturday May 6 1st Eucharist Retreat 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM School & Church
- Tuesday May 9 1st Eucharist Rehearsal 4:00-5:00 PM Church
- Thursday May 11 1st Eucharist Rehearsal 4:00-5:00 PM Church
- Saturday May 13 First Eucharist Ceremony 11 AM & 2 PM Church
- Saturday June 3 Procession to the Grotto 5:00 PM Mass Church
*The Eucharist is the sacrament (the third of Christian initiation) by which Catholics partake of the Body and Blood of Jesus
Christ and participate in his one sacrifice. The first of these two
aspects of the sacrament is also called Holy Communion.
The bread and
wine used in the Eucharistic rite are, in Catholic faith, believed to
be transformed in all but appearance into the Body and Blood of Christ,
a change that is commonly called transubstantiation. Only a bishop or priest is enabled to be a minister of the Eucharist, acting in the person of Christ himself.
The Eucharist is seen as "the source and summit" of Christian living, the high point of God's sanctifying action on the faithful and of their worship of God, the point of contact between them and the liturgy of heaven.
*"Roman Catholic Church."
The Free Encyclopedia.
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11 AM Ceremony
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2 PM Ceremony
We share prayer, scripture, and our faith in the risen Lord through the Eucharist. It becomes a communal meal with those we love and who believe as we do.
First Eucharist, also known as First Communion is a Sacrament of Initiation, inviting us to come to the table of the Lord and receive His most sacred Body and Blood. Children wishing to prepare for this sacrament should register with the Religious Education office.
A parent or guardian must attend the General Sacramental Session held in October. Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a prerequisite to prepare for First Eucharist.
The children strive to really welcome Jesus into their hearts in the this special way. The parents, at home, participate in their child's preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist, with help and guidance from our parish.
Parents of children preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist must attend two meetings at which the theology of the sacrament is explained and ways in which the family can best prepare for this experience are presented. At these same meeting times, children attend preparation workshops.