Christian Initiation continues with the celebration of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Normally, children in Grade 2 celebrate these sacraments. Preparation for both child and parents are offered through the parish during the year and are required to celebrate these sacraments. Normally, 1st Reconciliation is celebrated in late fall and 1st Communion in the spring following Easter. Contact Angela Garcia Ext. 205 or Cindy Cirlincuina Ext. 217 for more information.
The Eucharist is the most august sacrament, in which Christ himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and source of all Christian life and worship; it signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ.
As children reach the age of reason, generally around age seven, the Church extends to them an invitation to celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist. The initiation into the Christian community that took place at baptism is further extended by inviting children to enter fully into the heart of Christian faith through participation in the Eucharist.