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First Eucharist

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium 11).  Jesus instituted this sacrament when at the Last Supper he told his apostles, "Do this in memory of me" (Lk 22:19).  Christians have been celebrating this sacrament ever since, as it is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, "They devoted themselves to the apostle's teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2:42).

At each Sunday's Eucharistic Celebration we as a Catholics have the opportunity to truly receive the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus.  Having reached the age of reason and completing the sacraments of baptism and reconciliation, children are able to prepare for this gift which is the source of eternal life and union with Jesus: "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and...abides in me, and I in him" (Jn 6:51, 54, 56).

@ St. Michael's
1. Baptism
2. First Reconciliation
3. Regular attendance at Liturgy
4. Completion of parish or parish school religious education program the year prior to preparing for the Sacrament.
5. Enrolled in parish or parish school religious education program the year of the sacrament.

When: 2nd grade
Description: The golden core of Catholicism is to be a Eucharistic people. This means the fundamental characteristic of a Catholic is to render thanks and praise for God’s gifts.

Students preparing for First Eucharist will learn to do this through a series of workshops and family learning time. Preparation begins in January and ends with First Eucharist the first weekend in May.

Any questions can be directed to Ben Pohl at 627-8493.

St. Michael Parish,
Jan 11, 2010, 4:17 PM
St. Michael Parish,
Jan 18, 2011, 11:20 AM