On the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me."
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me."
Parents who prepare and present their children for First Eucharist are continuing the formation process that began when they presented their child for Baptism. Children in grade 2 (or older) usually celebrate this sacrament and are ordinarily excited for this “long-awaited” chance to share in the Mass more fully.
First Communion preparation will begin with a "kick off" meeting with Father Jerry on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 1:00-1:30. This meeting is for candidates and their parent(s). At this meeting, Father Jerry will give an overview of the sacrament, and preparation materials will be distributed. We use the BLESSED program, which guides parents as they help their children explore this beautiful sacrament.
If you would like to register your child to prepare for this sacrament, you print & return a paper form available HERE, or you can register online HERE. (If you are registering for First Communion only, use the discount code “FConly” to get 50% off the requested full year tuition.)
**Please contact Diane Wengelski for more information on First Eucharist by calling (715) 425-1879 ext 105 or by email.