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First Eucharist for Children

The reception of Holy Communion for the first time is celebrated in the second grade here at Blessed Sacrament. Older students who have not yet received the Eucharist for the first time are placed with their peers in age appropriate settings during one of our Religious education classes.  Students need to be enrolled in the First Communion classes for a full year before they receive the sacrament of First Eucharist.  First Eucharist is celebrated in May each year.   

First Eucharist for Adults

Adults prepare for First Eucharist by participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

RCIA is a process of discernment and education for unbaptized adults who wish to become Catholic. Those baptized in another Christian faith may also participate in this process to come into full communion with the Catholic church. Adults who complete RCIA receive First Eucharist at the Easter vigil Mass.