First Communion Preparation
Sacrament of Eucharist
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic life and our faith. It is the sacrament in which Jesus is truly present - Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity under the appearances of bread and wine. Just as our bodies need nourishment to live, our souls also need nourishment. The Eucharist is our spiritual food. Because the Eucharist is our source of spiritual nourishment, it is beneficial to receive the sacrament frequently. By attending Mass each Sunday we are able to receive Holy Communion once a week. However, because our Church also celebrates Mass daily, we are able to receive Our Lord even more often.
Through worthy reception of Communion, grace, the life of God is increased in our souls, bringing us closer to Him and helping us to be spiritually stronger.
Preparation for First Communion is a process of two consecutive years for the students. This sacrament is received at the end of 2nd grade, starting their preparation in 1st grade. Those who are older have to be in a First Communion Preparation for two successive years in order to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. All children need to have been baptized in the Catholic Church to register in this program.
Parents are expected to support the children in their preparation of the sacraments, and attend the parent classes.
Following Canonical Law, the children will not need a “padrino/madrina” to receive the sacrament of Communion. If you have any question/s, please make an appointment with the coordinator of Faith Formation.
Registrations for Returning Students 2017-18 start May 22, 2017.
Registrations for New Students 2017-18 June 5, 2017.
Please look at the Confirmation packet for more information:
- Program overview
- Behavior agreement
- Student/Parent commitment
- Diocesan Youth Activity Release packet
- Student important papers for the year
- List of prayers and doctrine