“Do this in memory of me.”
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life as Christ’s disciples. In other words, by participating in this sacred liturgy and receiving Christ’s Body and Blood we are nourished to doing the work of Christ on earth. And we are drawn back to the Mass again and again as we grow deeper in faith.
The normative age for receiving Holy Communion for the first time is the age of reason, or age 7. Thus, children in 2nd grade are usually prepared for this special sacrament. Through a variety of lessons and activities for the children and their parents, the emphasis on being active parts of the community’s liturgical life is emphasized, as well as our call to serve others in mission in Christ’s name.
For more information on preparation for First Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office at (916) 481-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.