What the Eucharist Is
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life (CCC 1324) and is a participation in Christ's sacrifice for our salvation. Receiving the Eucharist is to receive Christ himself, and to be in communion with him. Seen in this light, proper reception of the Eucharist is necessary and therefore closely related to the sacrament of reconciliation (confession).
Who Can Be Prepared at St. Mary's Cathedral
1) Parishioners who attend Sunday Mass (also a requirement for our program)
2) Parishioners that have child(ren) ages 7-9 may register for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation preparation. Our guiding curriculum is Signs of Grace from Augustine Institute
3) A copy of the child(ren)'s Baptismal Certificate
4) There is a fee of $50/child. Please make check payable to St. Mary's Cathedral with 1st Comm and your child(ren)'s name(s) in the memo
The program runs from September 10th through May. Classes will take place on Sundays at 10 AM.
Registration is now open! Parents and children must have an in person meeting with Jenna Slotnick before filling out a registration form. To set up an appointment, email or call Jenna at [email protected] or 503.770.4791