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“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

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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

First Eucharist for Adults
Adults who are baptized Catholic receive First Eucharist/Reconciliation formation through the RIte of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Program.

To learn more about the Sacramental Preparation Program, click here

If you have questions, contact Elizabeth Piper, Director of Faith Formation, at
Primera Eucaristía para la Comunidad Latina
La Primera Comunión para nuestra Comunidad Latina está a cargo de Carlos Vizcaino, Coordinador de la Comunidad Latina. Comuníquese con Carlos al 404-261-7181 ext. 356 o
Communion for the Sick/Home Bound
If you or a  loved one are unable to attend Mass, contact Karen Kotara in the parish office to request a Minister of Care to bring communion. ​​
Karen can be reached at 404-261-7181 ext. 128 or by clicking here.
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