First Communion

First Communion Preparation

 

 

Eucharist: The Source and Summit

 

As Catholics there is no greater privilege than coming to the Lord’s Table.  Across our history we hear its importance:

 

"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.... Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts ." (Acts 2:42,46)

 

From the earliest days the community has gathered around the Eucharistic table. "Initiated into the Christian mystery by Baptism and Confirmation, Christians are fully joined to the Body of Christ in the Eucharist (National Catechetical Directory, # 120).

 

The Eucharist is of such importance in our lives as faithful people that the Second Vatican Council stated that the Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life (Lumen Gentium, 11)."

 

Preparation for First Holy Communion begins at the parish.  Please contact the parish closest to you to begin this process.

  

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A Guide for Parents: First Eucharist Preparation

 

Spanish Guide for Parents: First Eucharist Preparation 

 

Eucharist: Body of Christ, Broken for the World

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Don Smith at: dsmith@dor.org