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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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:
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).
Candidates with Fr. Paul at Mini-Retreat in December 2022
Preparation for Spring 2023 celebration is in progress.
Celebrations will be:
April 30 – 9:30 am Mass
May 7 – 9:30 am Mass
May 13 – 4 pm Mass
May 14 – 9:30 am Mass
May 20 – 4 pm Mass
Registration for Fall/Winter Preparation will be accessible here in October 2023.
For more information, please contact Dcn. Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112