Sacrifice and sacrament. Source and summit.

As he sat at the table with his disciples, took bread, blessed it and broke it. He gave it to his disciples, saying “Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body, which will be given up for you.”  Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life, and the act of thanksgiving, a sacrifice offered, a meal shared, a communion with one another and with Christ. Being welcomed to the table of the Eucharist is also a joyous step in the journey into our Catholic faith and the community of believers.

Sacraments: What You Need To Know

Register Here (2019-2020)

Registration deadline: July 15, 2019. After July 15th, there will be a $35.00 late fee per child.

• First Eucharist preparation will be in the Spring of 2020. Calendars for Penance and Eucharist will be available mid-June for planning your family schedule. Please remember that attendance at all sessions are required to prepare and receive sacraments.

• For Sacraments, If your child or teen attends a Catholic School, they will need to only attend the preparation sessions NOT weekly Faith Formation or Youth Ministry. If your child is not in Catholic School, they will need to enroll in weekly Faith Formation or Youth Ministry classes, along with preparation sessions for the sacrament.

If you are interested in learning more about First Eucharist, please contact Michelle Andrews-Smith at Michelle.Andrews-Smith@dor.org

*Please note: if you are gluten-intolerant and cannot receive the regular host at Mass, you have two options: you may receive Eucharist only from the cup or you may request a special gluten-free host. If you'd prefer the latter, please give us a call at the Ministry Center to inquire.*