The Eucharist, or Communion, is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood–himself–for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way, we are joined more deeply with our community – the one Body of Christ, the Church.
While the lives of their Catholic parents and family members always provide formation about the importance of the Eucharist, specific preparation for this sacrament typically happens in second grade, in conjunction with preparation for Reconciliation, and takes place either within the Incarnate Word School curriculum or the Parish School of Religion.
Parent Meeting for First Communion:
January 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the lower church hall
February 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reception of the Sacrament:
May 4, 2019
Mass at 9:30 AM for for Class 2A and Class 2-1
Mass at 12:00 noon for for Class 2B and Class 2-2
First Eucharist Notes - will be updated around the time of the parent meeting
pdf Format for Receiving Communion (440 KB)
Our parish FORMED subscription has a great resource on the Eucharist. We recommend that you watch as your child prepares to receive this sacrament. Click the picture to go there, or here if you need to register for FORMED first.