The ritual, sacramental action of thanksgiving to God which constitutes the principal Christian liturgical celebration of and communion in the paschal mystery of Christ.
The liturgical action called the Eucharist is also traditionally known as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
It is one of seven sacraments of the Church; the Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation (CCC 1322).
The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life (CCC 2177).
To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration there needs to be a foundational understanding of our Catholic faith; St. Pius X Church invite each person to participate with at least one year of Faith Formation or Catholic School the year immediately prior to the year she/he prepares for a sacramental celebration.
The preparation to celebrate First Eucharist is done separately from the regular catechetical programs that the child is enrolled in, either in one of our Faith Formation Programs or as a student at St. Pius X Catholic School.
Criteria of Readiness to Prepare for and Celebrate First Eucharist:
We offer Fall/Winter and Spring Preparation
Candidates with Fr. Paul at Mini-Retreat
Celebration: December 11, 9:30 am Mass.
Registration for Spring Preparation will start February 13, 2023 and will be open until March 15, 2023.
Parent Meeting: March 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm in Parish Center OR
March 14, 2023 at 6:25 pm in Church.
Mini-Retreats for candidates and AT LEAST ONE PARENT:
March 26 AND April 23, 2023, 12:30 – 2 pm both in Church.
Celebrations limited to six candidates per Mass:
April 30 – 7:30 am Mass and 9:30 am Mass
May 7 – 7:30 am Mass and 9:30 am Mass
May 13 – 4 pm Mass
May 14 – 7:30 am Mass and 9:30 am Mass
May 27 – 4 pm Mass
Families will be able to select a Mass after second parent meeting.
For more information, please contact Dcn. Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112