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).

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First Eucharist at St. Pius X

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:

  • Baptized in the Roman-Catholic Church
  • Celebrate Mass on a weekly basis
  • Foundational Catechesis
  • At least 7 years old, which is the age of reason per Canon Law
  • A desire to receive the Eucharist.
  • Understand that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ and not ordinary bread and wine
  • Having prepared for and celebrated First Reconciliation prior to preparing for celebration of First Eucharist


We planned preparation for the Fall of 2020 as well as the Spring of 2021.

Fall Preparation 2020

  • We celebrated First Reconciliation
    Saturday, December 12, at 6 pm Mass

Spring Preparation 2021

  • Registration open until March 16
    Use this link to Register for First Eucharist Preparation
  • Parent Meetings planned for
    Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm in the Church OR
    Sunday, March 14 at 1:30  pm in the Church
  • Mini-Retreats
    Saturday, April 10 at 1 pm in the Church AND
    Saturday, April 24 at 1 pm in the Church
  • Celebrations currently planned for
    May 2, 7:30 am,  9:30 am and 11:30 am Masses
    May 8, 4 pm and 6 pm Masses
    May 9 7:30 am,  9:30 am and 11:30 am Masses

For more information, please contact Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112