The Sacrament of Unity

The center of our community life is the celebration of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is “the repeatable sacrament of initiation,” at which we express thanks and praise of our God who continues to shape us through his Word and offers us the gift of his very life in Holy Communion.  Through our celebration, we are meant to become more Christ-like and continue Christ’s mission in the world.

Children of second grade and above who have been baptized are invited to prepare for the celebration of their First Holy Communion.  Preparation is a partnership effort between parents, school and Religious Education teachers, and the Faith Formation Team. Children usually prepare for and celebrate their First Reconciliation before celebrating First Communion.  See details for that preparation under First Reconciliation on the website.

Children in third grade and above who have not been baptized are prepared for the celebration of all three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) through the Children’s Catechumenate process – an adapted RCIA process.  These sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil. Contact  Margaret Schay, Director of Family Formation for more information.