The Eucharist is both a sign and a festal celebration of God’s over-flowing, joy-filled and recreating love for us. It contains a promise of our destiny – everlasting life at the heavenly banquet with our Risen Lord. Holy Communion is the reception of the Eucharist, which is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ’s Body and Blood. Through baptism we are made sharers in the life of Christ; through Holy Communion that spiritual life is nourished and strengthened.
All the children of our parish faith community, who have been baptized and are in Grade 2 or older and are enrolled in the Faith Formation program, will be invited in mid-December to participate and prepare in the process for the celebration of First Communion.
The preparation process begins in January each year with the celebration taking place in April. Preparation involves the child and at least one parent or other significant adult who will accompany the child throughout the process. Other family members are also welcome to attend the sessions and participate. Regular Mass participation and work in the activity book at home complete the process.
For more details, contact Dr. Robert Berchmans (920-499-6012) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a calendar listing the First Communion process dates click here