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 2020-2021

Fall/Winter and Spring Preparation is being planned
Registration for Fall/Winter Preparation will open in October 4, 2021
Use this link to register for Fall/Winter Preparation
Registration for Winter Preparation will open in January 3, 2022

Each Preparation begin with a parent meeting.
Fall Parent Meeting : Tue, Nov 2, 6:30 pm, in the Church
Winter Parent Meeting Options: Sun, Mar 13 12:30 pm in the Parish Center OR Tue, Mar15, 6:30 pm, in the Church

The Preparation includes five lessons taught at home.

There are also two Mini-Retreats 
Fall/Winter Retreat Dates: November 14 & December 5 at 12:30 pm in Church.
Spring Retreat Dates: April 10 & May 1 at 12:30 pm in Church.
Fall/Winter Celebration: Weekend of December 11-12, Time TBA
Spring Celebrations: May, dates TBA

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