I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. ( John 6:51)
Jesus instituted the sacrament of Eucharist at the Last Supper through the sacrifice of his Precious Body and Blood. It is the gift we celebrate at each and every Mass through the breaking of the bread. The sacrament of Eucharist completes the sacraments of Christian Initiation, which include Baptism and Confirmation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of Christian life. ( CCC 1324)
The sacrament of Eucharist is celebrated along with the sacrament of Reconciliation at the end of the 2nd grade. Sacramental preparation begins in the 1st grade and enrollment in Faith Formation is required during both years of this two-year preparation period.
To learn more about receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation at the end of the 2nd grade, Contact Us or visit the Faith Formation Grades 1 – 6 page.
Eucharist for Adults and Non-Baptized Children of Catechetical Age
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) offers classes for adults and non-baptized children aged 6 or older into full communion with the Catholic Church through the receipt of the sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
To learn more about receiving the sacrament of Eucharist as an adult or non-baptized child of catechetical age, visit the RCIA page.