“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. 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 #1322-23
Celebrating the Sacrament of Eucharist at St. Mary:
Required preparation of second grade students for First Eucharist begins in September and will be celebrated on Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, 2016. Please call the PSR Office, ext. 248 for more information. Click here to be taken to the Sacramental Preparation page.
Children, age seven and older
Parents of children age seven or older (third grade and above) should inquire about the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) by contacting Michael Schwark, ext. 254.