The First Communion curriculum is a 2 year program. First communion classes prepare the students for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The students will learn about their Faith at their level, including daily prayers, the Catholic liturgical seasons, a tour and education about the altar and religious vessels, teachings on different aspects of the Mass and much more. During the final year of the program, the children will receive their final preparations and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Attendance is required for 2 consecutive years.
While Catholics in the West today normally make their First Communion before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ's Body and Blood, was historically the third of the three sacraments of initiation. This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
"This is my body... This is my blood..."
(the "Words of Institution" from the Last Supper)
In addition to receiving the Eucharist during Mass, Eucharist is also available for the home-bound of the parish by contacting Anne in the parish office at (954) 436-7944