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.

Registration for Spring Preparation will be accessible here February 26, 2024.
DATES FOR Spring Preparation:

Parent Meeting:
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:30 pm, in the Parish Center OR
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @ 6:20 pm, in the Church.
Mini-Retreats:
Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 12:30 pm in the Church AND
Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ 12:30 pm in the Church.
Celebrations Planned For:
Sunday, May 5, 2024 @ 7:30 am Mass and 9:30 am Mass
Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 4 pm Mass
Sunday, May 12, 2024 @  7:30 am Mass and 9:30 am Mass

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

First Communion December 10, 2023