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. Parents are very involved in this program with a book of several themes, a parent evening, a Sunday enrollment ceremony, an evening of learning centers with the child, a retreat evening, and a personal interview.
First Communion preparation will begin with a registration meeting on Sunday, January 20, from 1:00-2:00. At this meeting, Father Jerry will give an overview of the sacrament and we will discuss the preparation schedule as well as hand out the study materials.
Registration forms will be available at the meeting, but if you would like to fill it out ahead of time, you can access it by clicking here: FC Reg Form.
You can access the preparation schedule by clicking here: FC Preparation Schedule.
**Please contact Diane Wengelski for more information on First Eucharist by calling (715) 425-1879 ext 105 or by email.