Eucharist

First Eucharist at St. Pius X

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER PREPARATION WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 2, 2017

SACRAMENTAL READINESS
To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius X the child needs to have foundational catechesis; which means that the he/she has participated in 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 2017-2018

There will be preparation for First Eucharist in the Fall of 2017
and in the Spring of 2018 as well.

Fall Preparation

  • Registration open October 2 – November 5, 2017
  • Parent Meeting planned for
    Sunday, November 5, 2017, Noon
  • Mini-Retreats for Parents and Candidates planned for
    Sunday, November 19, 2017, Noon – 1:30 pm, AND

    Sunday, December 10, 2017, Noon – 1:30 pm. 
  • Celebration of First Eucharist planned for
    December 17, 2017

SPRING PREPARATION

  • Registration open February  – March 13, 2018
  • Parent Meetings planned for
    Sunday, March 11, 2018, Noon OR
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 pm.
  • Mini-Retreats for Parents and Candidates planned for
    Sunday, March 25, 2018, Noon – 1:30 pm, AND

    Sunday, April 22, 2017, Noon – 1:30 pm. 
  • Celebrations of First Eucharist planned for
    April 28, 2018 – 5 Mass; April 29, 2018 – 8:30 Mass and 10:30 Mass
    May 6, 2018 – 8:30 Mass and 10:30 Mass

For more information, please contact Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112