Eucharist (aka Communion)

First Holy Communion

The sacramental preparation process is a family-centered approach, involving parents and children. Families join together for ritual prayer experiences, formation sessions, and hands-on activities.

Families in the sacrament process are expected to share regularly in the Sunday celebration of Eucharist here at St. Thomas of Canterbury. In addition, children/youth must be concurrently participating in their regular faith formation sessions and all workshops.

Our formation program includes preparation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Per the Code of Canon Law, children who are baptized as infants and have a span of years between their baptism and receiving Communion must receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving their First Holy Communion.

 2015 Schedule of parent meetings and workshops for First Reconciliation/First Communion preparation