Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.' John 6:35
The Eucharist, or Communion, is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood – himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. Through this, we are joined more deeply with our faith community – the one Body of Christ, the Church.
While the lives of their Catholic parents and family members always provide formation about the importance of the Eucharist, preparation for this sacrament begins in the first grade year and will continue into second grade. This takes place either within the St. Francis Borgia School curriculum or the Parish School of Religion. The sacrament is celebrated in the spring of the students second grade year.
In February of the students second grade year we will have a parent/student retreat and informational gathering. All families with children who wish to receive their First Eucharist, will need to attend this gathering. If your child is preparing for their First Eucharist as a home-schooled student, we ask that you attend the parent/student retreat and informational gathering as well.
For more information, please contact:
Kyra Gulledge, Coordinator of Religious Education
636-239-2590 ext 1277
Adults prepare to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, or Communion, during the RCIA process. RCIA participants receive the Eucharist for the first time during the Easter Vigil.
Weekly RCIA meetings are held beginning in September and culminate with the Easter Vigil.
For more details, please contact:
Deacon Leon Noelker, Sacramental Ministry | 636-221-1531