At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
First Eucharist is for children who are Catholic, who have reached the age of seven or older. The sacrament of First Reconciliation must be celebrated before First Eucharist. Sessions for First Communion will begin in February after the children celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.
There will be sessions for children along with sessions for parents at the same time. The sessions run for 90 minutes. This program is currently in progress. New registration will begin in the Fall.
If your child was not baptized Catholic and has never gone through the formal process of becoming Catholic, please let us know and we can assist you.
If you have any questions please call 403-278-7556.
“The proclamation of the Gospel and its acceptance in faith reach their fullness in the celebration of the sacraments.”
— Pope Saint John Paul II,
Familiaris Consortio #55
Sacraments 101: Eucharist
Should Catholics receive communion on the hand or on the tongue? And how exactly are we supposed to do that reverently? Is there any other acceptable response besides "Amen?" ...and what does "amen" mean anyway?
These questions and more are answered in this edition of "Sacraments 101," a web video series geared for those who'd like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.
The Church calls the Eucharist the "summit and source of our faith," so it would seem pretty important to understand the basics about receiving this sacrament when we go to Mass.