The Eucharist is the bread of life, through it we celebrate and remember Jesus Christ. We come together as a community and break bread and eat together. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith.
Children Preparing for the Sacrament of the Eucharist
Children in second grade prepare to receive their First Communion on the first Saturday in May. Children in both Saint Clement School and the Religious Education program use a text, Eucharist: Do This In Memory Of Me. The families are also asked to do four faith-sharing activities at home and turn in sharing sheets. Parents and children also attend a parent/child "Jesus Day" retreat in order to prepare themselves to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Our community of faith prays for these families throughout their time of preparation, beginning with a blessing at Mass when the entire assembly along with the celebrant blesses all of our second graders.
Older children can prepare for and receive this sacrament at any time, we often try to work with groups of families to prepare together, contact Rachel Espinoza, Director of Children and Family Catechesis for more information.
Adults Preparing for the Sacrament of the Eucharist
Eucharist is one of the three sacraments of initiation, together with Baptism and Confirmation. Adults seeking preparation to make their First Communion usually participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Please contact Christina Bax with any questions or for information to begin this process.