The Eucharist, instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper, is at the core of our celebration of the Mass. Jesus truly becomes the Body and Blood we receive. At the Last Supper, sharing His Body and Blood with the disciples, Jesus said, "Do this in memory of me" and so we do, through Holy Communion.
Children receive First Eucharist (Communion) and First Reconciliation (Confession) after a two-year preparation in our parish school or through the Parish Religious Education Program. These sacraments are usually received in the second grade. Older children who need to receive Eucharist and Reconciliation participate in the RCIA process for children.