First Communion, or first Eucharist, follows Baptism and brings fuller participation in the Church – the Body of Christ. It allows baptized members to more fully participate in our Church liturgies.
“The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church.” Catechism of the Catholic Church (1407)
In our parish, children usually prepare for and receive First Communion during their second grade year in Religious Education. Older children and adults who have not participated in the preparation process are also eligible for First Communion. Please contact the parish office for further information and specific requirements.