First Eucharist

 

Receiving First Eucharist

The Sacrament of the Eucharist, is the ultimate sign of Christ’s presence in our midst; the sharing of bread and wine, consecrated as Jesus’ own body and blood and offered by Jesus out of love for the whole world. Receiving the Eucharist for the first time represents the fullness of Christian initiation by most closely uniting the person with the mystery of Jesus.

Through the Eucharist, Jesus continues to be present to us today as he was to the Apostles at the Last Supper: at the table with his friends, in the bread and the wine, and in the sharing of life, sacrificing, and finding of new life by his body and blood. And through the Eucharist, those who receive the body of Christ are strengthened to be the body of Christ for others in their life.

Preparation for First Eucharist (and First unnamedReconciliation) is family based and begins in the 2nd grade year. Children preparing for a sacrament should have completed at least one prior year of Faith Formation. For more information, contact Rachel Collet at smcsecff@nycap.rr.com. See the Faith Formation section of this website for more information on First Eucharist and First Reconciliation Preparation.