They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship,  

to the breaking of the bread and the prayers

Acts 2:42

In the Eucharistic sacrifice the whole of creation loved by God is presented to the Father

through the death and the Resurrection of Christ

Catechism of the Catholic Church # 1359

Source and Summit | Jesus Fully Present

Jesus gift of Himself is the highest form of worship, and the ultimate sacrifice.  How blessed are we, though unworthy, to receive Him fully present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and through receiving in this special way, united to Him in such a personal, intimate way.  

The normal age of preparing children to receive First Holy Communion, is age 7. 

Signs of readiness include:

  • an age appropriate understanding of Jesus being truly present in the Eucharist
  • active with parents in attending Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days
  • active already in Faith Formation for at least one year.  

If your child or children fit this description, please click the link below to sign up and be notified when Sacramental Prep Sessions will begin.  

*Please note, these sessions are in addition to regular Faith Formation.  Also, prior to First Communion Preparation, you and your child must go through First Reconciliation Preparation (see below!)


Sacramental Preparation for Children

 (Link coming soon as schedule is set.)

If your child is not yet Baptized, or for some reason has been delayed in receiving First Communion, 

please contact the Formation Office for more information.  Envelope  | Phone

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist

Below we link to, by Augustine Institute.  

Please feel free to explore the Eucharist in greater depth with this online resource.  


*Please note, online study does not substitute or meet the requirements for in person Sacramental Preparation. 

If you need help signing up for formed access, please click here.