THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST COMMUNION
The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of the Word of God; thanksgiving to God the Father for all his benefits, above all the gift of his Son; the consecration of bread and wine; and participation in the liturgical banquet by receiving the Lord's body and blood. These elements constitute one single act of worship. ***CITING CCC 1407-1408
First Communion is currently offered to children 7+ (in 2nd grade). Preparation for First Communion is carried out during Faith Formation sessions as well as separate family sessions scheduled throughout the year.