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

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