First Eucharist

Eucharist is Greek word meaning “to give thanks.” It is a celebration of Christ’s gifts – especially the gift of worshipping God the Father as a community. Eucharist has held a central place of prominence in the Church for nearly 2,000 years. Every time we gather for Eucharist, we take part in the great mystery of faith. We believe that this sacred bread and wine are the body and blood of Jesus. When we eat his body and drink his blood, we will have eternal life. It’s not mere symbolism.

The Sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated by children who are 7-8 years of age, and by adults who enter the Church through RCIA following a period of preparation.

For more information for children’s First Communion contact via email Melissa Doyle, Director of Religious Education & Faith Formation, or call (615) 327-2330.