1322 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.
1323 "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.'
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Traditionally this Sacrament is received at the end of the 2nd Grade. In ordinary circumstances, children are admitted to sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion after a period of at least a year of remote catechetical preparation through the parish religious education program, Catholic school, or by a proper monitored and directed home schooling program
Children are to have a clear understanding of the traditional Catholic Prayers, The Mass, and the signs and symbols of the Eucharist.
By their example, parents are to share with their children the importance of the Mass and the Eucharist in their lives.
Parents are to assist in the preparation by reviewing your son or daughter's readiness and understanding of the sacrament. Through the process of preparation, a baptized child is to receive First Holy Communion based upon the following criteria of readiness:
A copy of the Baptismal Certificate of the child receiving First Eucharist is needed for the parish records