“The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the

royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate

with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.” 

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322

 “At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his

Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he

should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and

resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed,

the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’” 

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1323

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Procedures for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation for Children/Youth

Children who are baptized Catholic are typically prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion during their first and second grade years.


Children not enrolled in Catholic schools are required to complete both the first and second grades in the Parish School of Religion to be eligible for First Reconciliation and First Communion.


All parents of students in second grade in public and private schools must attend the preparation classes specifically designed for Reconciliation and Communion.


Students beyond 2nd grade are also invited to prepare for the sacraments. They must enrolled for a minimum of 1 year prior to preparing for the sacraments the 2nd year in the program. 

To register for the sacrament, please contact Gretchen Heath at

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Heath at 

404-261-7181 ext. 123 or by clicking here

Procedures for Receiving Communion for the Sick/Homebound

If you or a  loved one are unable to attend Mass, please contact Karen Kotara in the parish office to request a Minister of Care to bring communion. 

Karen Kotara can be reached at 404-261-7181 ext. 128 or by clicking here. 

Procedures for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation for Adults

Adults wishing to receive their First Communion go through the RIte of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program. For information on this program, please click here