First Eucharist marks an important milestone in a child’s life: their first opportunity to receive the Body and Blood of Christ.
Typically this sacrament is received at second grade level or beyond. A year of advance preparation in a Catholic school or Religious Education Program is required. Then, the following year, a process of preparation for children and their families is offered. This immediate preparation for First Eucharist must also be supported by inclusion in an on-going Faith Formation Program in a Catholic school or parish.
The sacramental preparation process for First Eucharist is a “free-standing” process, separate from Our Lady of Victory School or G.I.F.T. program. Entrance into the process is based on readiness and desire of the child and family. Typically this process begins in the winter of each year and concludes with a celebration of First Eucharist during the Easter Season at a regularly scheduled weekend liturgy.
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