Eucharist

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

SACRAMENTAL READINESS
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

PREPARATION

We offer Fall/Winter and Spring Preparation
Each preparation begins with a parent meeting,
followed by lessons at home, 2 mini-retreats for candidate
(and at least one parent).
Please choose the preparation during which you and your candidate can participate with ALL the gatherings.

Fall/Winter 2024 Dates:
Parent Meeting
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:20 pm in the Church
Mini-Retreats for Candidate and at least One Parent
Sunday, November 10 at 12:30 pm in the Church AND
Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 pm in the Church
CELEBRATION
Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am Mass
Registration for Fall/Winter Preparation will be accessible here October 4, 2024 

Spring 2025 Dates:
Parent Meeting
Sunday, March 23 at Noon pm in Parish Center OR
Tuesday, March 25 at 6:20 pm in the Church
Mini-Retreats for Candidate and at least One Parent
Sunday, April 6 at 12:30 pm in the Church AND
Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 pm in the Church
CELEBRATIONS
will be planned for multiple weekend Masses in May.
Registration for Spring Preparation will be accessible here February 21, 2025.

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

Group Picture Spring 2024

Pictures from First Communion December 10, 2023