Requirements for the Reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist
Children who display the proper readiness will be permitted to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist. The formal religious education will be within the parish program. The informal preparation and guidance takes place within the home. The following are the guidelines and requirements:
a. Who God is
b. Who Jesus is
c. What Jesus' life is about
d. The desire to participate in the Mass and to receive the Eucharist
e. The ability to distinguish ordinary bread from the Eucharist
Parental involvement in the preparation of the child is extremely important, necessary and valuable.
ALL children must attend and participate in the first and second years (not including kindergarten) of religion classes, before they receive the sacrament.
Regular attendance at classes and special liturgies is necessary and extremely important.
Regular church attendance on Sundays and Holy Days is essential and presumed for all candidates and their parents.
Parents may enroll their children in Grade 2 and above, but a total of two years of formation is required.
Click here to read more about our children's formation program for this sacrament. Contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Michelle Dal Pino, for any questions at 708-435-8960.