“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
First Eucharist for Children/Youth
Children who are baptized Catholic typically prepare 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 faith formation program 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.
Click here to learn about OLA's Sacramental Preparation Programs for Children and Youth.
To learn more about the Sacramental Preparation Program, click here.
To register for the sacrament, contact Gretchen Heath, Sacraments Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org