Eucharist is the preeminent sacrament from which all others have meaning, the source and summit of all Christian life. The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life. It is the ritual, sacramental action of thanksgiving to God which constitutes the principal Christian liturgical celebration of and communion in the paschal mystery of Christ. The liturgical action called the Eucharist is also traditionally known as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Eucharist completes Christian initiation and is a repeatable sacrament.
Based on Diocesan Policies for Sacramental Preparation guidelines, children begin their preparation for First Eucharist when they have entered the 2nd grade. Students in both public and Catholic schools should attend this yearlong preparation in the parish Religious Formation program. Children should take part in the regular religious education program (either with the parish or in a Catholic School) for at least one year before they prepare for these sacraments. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-484-7335.
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