First Eucharist

By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity. (CCC 1413)

The New Covenant

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever;…Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and…remains in me and I in him. (John 6:51, 54, 56)

Following Baptism, this sacrament of initiation celebrates fuller participation in the Body of Christ, the Church, and allows those who have been baptized to become full participants in the Church’s liturgical life.  Sacramental preparation for our parish children receiving Jesus as Bread of Life, usually takes place in the 2nd year of their faith formation and requires at least one year of prior religious education. Please contact our parish office for further information.