The Sacrament of Eucharist
Receiving Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) completes a person’s initiation into the Church. Young people who have reached the age of reason (7 years) are eligible to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Communion). They should be attending the Faith Formation Program and will also be asked to participate in a sacramental preparation program. First Communion is usually celebrated in the spring, after Easter.
Adults who have been baptized but never received First Holy Communion are asked to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This process usually begins in the autumn and culminates at the Great Vigil of Easter, where they will receive Holy Communion.
Both parents of young people and adults who wish to receive this sacrament are invited to speak with Mary Majkozak, Director of Faith Formation and RCIA.