The Sacrament of the Eucharist is celebrated regularly on Sunday and weekdays. (See the Mass Schedule for times and locations.) Communion Ministers take the Eucharist to area nursing homes and care facilities, and to the homebound. Those who wish Communion brought to their homes should contact the parish office. Information about Communion Ministers is on the Liturgical Ministries page.
First Eucharist is ordinarily celebrated in second grade. Because of the importance of this sacrament, the amount of information that second graders must learn, and per Archdiocesan policy, preparation for First Eucharist must start the year prior (or sooner) to the reception of the sacrament. Preparation includes sessions with the parents and children to supplement the classroom instruction. First Eucharist is a sacrament of initiation and, as such, is celebrated during the Easter Season.
- For those who attend SFB School, preparation for First Eucharist is part of the first grade school curriculum.
- For those enrolled in the SFB Christian Formation program, preparation begins in first grade. Details regarding preparation and requirements are listed in the First Eucharist section of the Child Ministry page.
- Parents who anticipate homeschooling their first grader(s) need to meet with the appropriate parish staff to assure compliance with Archdiocesan policy. Please contact the Director of Child Ministry at 377-1070, ext. 226, or send an e-mail.