First Holy Communion
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES
First Holy Communion is normally received in the second grade. Parents should contact Director of Religious Education. Enrollment in Catholic school, qualifying home school, or Parish School of Religion is required for at least two years leading up to reception of the sacrament.
“The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322).
“The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).