First Holy Communion Schedule

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Parent Meeting March 5, 2017 9:45 am

All Meetings are for child and parent

1st  Meeting   March 18, 2017   10:00 – 11:00 am
2nd  Meeting   April 8, 2017      10:00 – 11:00 am
3rd Meeting  April 29, 2017        10:00 – 11:00 am
4th Meeting with Practice May 13, 2015 10:00 – 11:30 am

Celebration of First Holy Communion
May 14, 2017 8:30 Mass @ St. Mary’s 

The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

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Some criteria to help determine a child’s readiness for First Communion:
٠Does the child participate in Sunday Mass on a regular basis?
٠Does the child participate in religious education classes through the Catholic School or parish religious education programs?
٠Does the child know or are willing to learn the responses and prayers at Mass?
٠Does the child like to participate in prayers regularly?
٠Does the child show faith and reverence that is necessary for sharing in communion?


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Catholic Update:
“Eucharist: Heart of the Church
John Paul II’s encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia in condensed form

“The Liturgy of the Eucharist
By William H. Shannon

“The Real Presence: Jesus’ Gift to the Church
by John Bookser Feister

“Eucharist: Sign and Source of Christian Unity
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

“Mass and Communion Service: What’s the Difference?”
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

“Eucharist: Understanding Christ’s Body”
by William H. Shannon

“Participating Fully at Sunday Mass: An Adaptation of Gather Faithfully Together: A Guide for Sunday Mass”
by Cardinal Roger Mahony

“Real Presence in the Eucharist
by Jeffrey D. VonLehmen

“The Sacrament of the Eucharist: What Has Happened to My Devotion?
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

Scripture From Scratch:
“Jesus, Bread of Life
by Virginia Smith

“The Eucharist
by Thomas Bokenkotter

Youth Update:

“Making Mass a Real Celebration: Tips on Planning
by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M.

“Eucharist: Say Yes!
by Mary Cummins Wlodarski

Millennium Monthly:
“The Eucharist: A Foretaste of Heaven
by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk

“Eucharist: The Mystical Body”
by John Gallen, S.J.

“Eucharist: The Real Presence”
by John Gallen, S.J.

Update Your Faith:

Is Jesus really present in the Eucharist?

How many times may I receive holy Communion in one day?

How should we prepare for Communion in the home?