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First Eucharist

Entering into the Fullness of Christ


Preparing to receive Jesus through the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time is an exciting time.  It is a time for focus on Jesus, faith, and family.  Children of the parish who are in second grade and up are invited to begin the formal preparation to receive their First Eucharist.  In order to register for First Eucharist, the child must meet the requirements and the family must complete the Sacramental Registration form in the sidebar.

Preparation


St. George's preparation for Eucharist is set up similarly to that of our preparation for Reconciliation.  Parents and children prepare at home and during religion class.  We encourage preparation at home since it is the home is where each child's faith is most cultivated. 

First Communion Booklet

The workbook has eight lessons which will guide families through familiar bible stories, offer discussion points, and suggest activities for you and your child while on this journey.  The finished books are then returned to the parish.   In order to support parents during this time, the parish offers parent-child workshops and separate parent meetings. In March we will be sending a First Communion Preparation Booklet home with your child.  We will notify you via e-mail to look for it.  Please read all information carefully.

Weekly Mass Attendance with Family

Of vital importance to a child’s preparation is the family’s participation at Mass on a weekly basis.  The Mass is a revelation and the greatest expression of the Catholic faith.  It is here that the preparation for this sacrament comes alive.

First Eucharist Retreat

The Retreat is scheduled for 8:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Since the retreat includes an important practice, line up and song, you are urged not to leave early, as your child will not be prepared for the Celebration. We will have our photographer take a group picture of all second grade children during the retreat.  Although they will not be in their First Communion clothes, this would be a memento of their special weekend.  Please indicate on our form if you would be interested in such a photo.

First Eucharist Celebration


One Mass

With the construction of our new chuch, we will now be able to accomdate all of the children receiving First Eucharist at one mass.  We will be celebrating First Eucharist at a special 2:00 P.M. mass on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Immediate Family Reserved Seating

Please indicate on your form only the number of immediate family members (parents and stepparents, siblings and stepsiblings) as well as the ages of all children.  Because of the large number of children at the mass, we can only seat immediate members of families in reserved seating.  Non-immediate family members will be welcomed to sit in non-reserved seats on a first come first serve basis.

Babysitting

If you need babysitting services during the First Eucharist celebration, please complete the Babysitting Request From (once it becomes avaialble). Babysitting is offered during mass for children under 5 years of age. Please consider using this service and do not include them in your numbers for seating. Requests must be submitted by April 1st so that the we can secure the proper number of volunteers.

Reception

In order to plan receptions following each mass, we need to know approximately how many family and friends will be in attendance.  Please indicate your educated guess of the numbers you would have attending if your child were assigned to any of the given masses.

Photography

A photographer will be on site during mass to photograph each child receiving the Eucharist for the first time. All students and their immediate family will recieve the Eucharist from one of the two priest present to celebrate the mass. You will be given the option to purchase the photo after the celebration.

Liturgical Ministries

If you or a family member are trained as a Liturgical Minister and would like to be considered to serve during your child's mass, please select the appropriate field in the form and mark the position in which you would like to serve.

 

Contact

Molly Rose
Director of Child Faith Formation
(225) 293-2212

Sacramental Pages

Welcome Page

First Reconciliation

Presentation of Candidates

Registration 

Sacramental Registration
Please complete the registration form if you would like for your child to participate in First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at St. George.

Parent Interviews

Schedule Interview
During the weeks of Sept 13-Sept 22 we will personally meet with the parents of 2nd Graders in our program.

Dates

First Eucharist Seminar
January 30 | 6:00-8:00 P.M.
For all parents


Presentation of Candidates
March 11 - 12 |
All Masses

First Eucharist Retreat
March 3 | 8:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
All children & at least one parent must attend


Celebration of the Eucharist
April 15 | 2:00 P.M.

Resources

Sunday Obligation
Reviews the Importance of attending mass regularly

Frequently Asked Questions
For parents

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