Children are prepared for this sacrament through work at home with their parents and a retreat. They must be in at least their second year of religious education through CRE classes, a Catholic School, or a diocesan-approved Catholic Home Schooling program. They also must be in at least second grade to begin the process. For more information contact Lauri Anne Reinhart at 329-6147.
The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322 & 1323
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At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.