Children must have completed at least one year of Faith Formation before beginning preparation for First Eucharist. First Eucharist is usually celebrated in the second grade.
Requirements for First Eucharist include:
- Attends weekly class sessions prepared with completed homework assignments
- Age appropriate understanding of the mystery of Christ (Real presence)
- Recite the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary
- Attends Mass regularly
- Be familiar with the Mass responses
- Can make the Sign of the Cross, saying the words: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.