For students receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please refer to the information below on how to register, what our preparation program looks like, and instructions for receiving the Sacrament.
Guidelines on the Sacrament
When a child is able to understand God’s presence among us and His Son’s presence in the Eucharist, the community welcomes the child to the Lord’s Table of communion.
The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) are celebrated in the 2nd grade after having completed 1st grade religious education. These 2 consecutive years are considered First Year Eucharist and Second Year Eucharist.
Sacramental preparation for receiving First Eucharist involves regular attendance at class, mandatory parent meetings, and a sacramental retreat day for the students, as well as several large-group class meetings. The sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated in the spring, after Easter.