First Eucharist

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First Eucharist

At Holy Family, the preparation for First Eucharist is done in an all-parish program involving families whose children attend parochial school and those whose children attend public school. It is a family-centered program in which parents play a very important role in their child’s formation. It consists of three major components:

I. Large Group Preparation Sessions
Preparation sessions require the participation of both the children and their parents. Instructions and formation are provided at that time.

II. Home Study Materials
Much of the spiritual preparation for the sacrament is to be done by the families themselves. The idea is to help families create opportunities to pray, to discuss and to do activities that nurture their children’s faith.

III. Liturgical Celebrations
The culmination of this preparation processes is the celebration of the sacrament at a regular weekend liturgy. It is important for parents to consider that, while their child’s first celebration of the Eucharist is important, it is just as important
that their children view this as just the beginning of celebrating this sacrament regularly.

For more information about the First Eucharist Preparation Program, please call the Religious Education Office.

First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation will begin in January 2016

  • The Teaching of the Mass – You can choose  one date:
    • At Holy Family Parish on – Wednesday January 20th at 6:30 pm – in Church
    • At St. Robert Parish on – Thursday January 21st at 6:30 pm – in Church
  • Thursday February 18th The First Eucharist parent & child Meeting – REQUIRED at Holy Family Parish in McCormick Hall and the school cafeteria, beginning promptly at 6:30pm
  • First Eucharist Information packets and books will be handed out at this event
  • Poster Gathering “Jesus Lives Through Me” posters will be completed  – REQUIRED to attend one
    • Note – this is a special event for parent & First Eucharist child – PLEASE NO SIBLINGS
  • Tuesday March 8th – St. Robert Poster Gathering 6:30 -8:00 pm in Reilly Hall
  • Sunday March 13th –  Holy Family Poster Gathering 4:00 -6:00  pm in PS Café
    • Banner Kits will be handed out these events
  • Sunday March 20th Seder Meal – 3:30 pm at Holy Family  in McCormick Hall
    • This is a family event open to all First Eucharist Families
  • Sunday April 10th Banners DUE Religious Ed Students
  • Monday April 11th Banners DUE St. Robert & Holy Family Parish School Students


2016 First Eucharist Weekends:

  • Holy Family – April 23rd – 24th at All the Masses 
    • REQUIRED – Rehearsal for each Mass will be on Saturday April 23rd
    • Rehearsal time – 4:30 Mass at 9 am,  8:00 Mass at 10 am & 10:30 Mass at 10:30 am
  • St. Robert – April 30 – May 1st at ALL the Masses
    • REQUIRED- Rehearsal for each Mass will be on Tuesday April 26th
    • Rehearsal time – 4:30 Mass at 6:30pm,  8:30 Mass @7:00 pm  & 11 Mass @ 7:15 pm

Each of the events listed above are essential to your child’s preparation for receiving the sacraments. While not all events are REQUIRED, they are an important part of the program designed to enhance your child’s understanding of the sacraments.

Note that dates and times are subject to change – check your emails and church calendar for any last minute changes. Thank you.