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First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

The Eucharist in the Catholic Church is the celebration of Mass, the eucharistic liturgy. The term Eucharist is also used for the bread and wine when transubstantiated (their substance having been changed), according to Catholic teaching, into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Church teaching places the origin of the Eucharist at the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, at which time he took bread and gave it to his disciples, telling them to eat of it, because it was his body. Then he took a cup and gave it to his disciples, telling them to drink of it because it was the cup of the new covenant in his blood.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation Preparation 2018-2020

Parents with children who are in either Kindergarten or 1st Grade for the 2017-2018 school year MUST attend an Information/Registration meeting to learn about the preparation process, important dates, and their role in this special journey.

First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation meetings are for ALL parents (Cross Walk, Home School and The Franciscan School or No Faith Formation) who have children in Kindergarten or 1st grade.  If your family wishes to enroll in the Sacrament Preparation process (which is separate and in addition to Faith Formation/Cross Walk enrollment), you must attend one of the meetings, which are generally held during the Spring. During the meeting, information on the sacramental preparation process will be provided and Enrollment forms will be available.

All meetings for 2018-2020 enrollment have occurred. 

*Registration forms for Sacramental Preparation enrollment are available ONLY at the meetings.

What to bring?

– At least one parent
– Copy of child’s baptismal certificate (if not already provided)
– Sacramental fee (cash or check)

If you have any questions about First Eucharist/Reconciliation preparation, please contact:

Sarah Bowser
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
919-847-8205 x496