Preparation for First Holy Communion
May 6, 2017 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Religious Education classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Classes for 2016-2017 start September 11, 2016.
Students receive First Eucharist, or First Holy Communion, traditionally at the end of second grade after having made their First Reconciliation. Two consecutive years of Religious Education are required before the reception of First Communion. Children need to be enrolled in Parish Religious Education classes or have attended a Catholic school for both 1st and 2nd grades. Children are catechized for this sacrament during their religion classes. They must be registered parishioners and regularly attend Mass. A copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate is required.
Special Sacramental classes are available for older students who may not yet have received the sacrament.
A parent meeting will be held in March, 2017 to give more detailed information about the preparation for the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
The principle fruit of receiving the Eucharist is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. (CCC 1391) Indeed, the Lord said: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him (John 6:56.) What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh “given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,” preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. (CCC 1392)
For more information regarding First Holy Communion contact Rachel Yarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 274.6520 x333.