The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation into Jesus Christ and his church. What is the Eucharist and why it is so important? Vatican II’s “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy explains:
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order o perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet “in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.”
Adults who are baptized and practicing their Catholic faith, may prepare for Holy Eucharist through a specialized adult formation program called RCIA.
Requirements: Child must be in grade 2 or older, have celebrated his/her First Reconciliation enrolled in Sunday Religious Education or attend Catholic School, to enroll in sacramental prep for First Eucharist.