Christ’s presence among us is the foundation of our faith. Every Eucharistic celebration is a remembrance of the Last Supper, the meal Jesus shared with his friends the night before he died. He said, “take this bread and eat it, for this is my body…drink from this cup, for this is my blood.” By choosing bread and wine as his Real Presence, Jesus established the Eucharistic meal for us today for more than a memorial because he wants us to share in his very life, death and resurrection.
This miracle of God’s physical presence to us at every Mass is the truest testament to Christ’s love for us and His desire for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him.
First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation for Children
St. Vincent’s offers classes for parents of children in the 2nd and 3rd grades every year; sign-ups begin in August. Nine sessions help parents prepare their children, with most scheduled on Wednesday evenings.
The evening begins with food and an opening presentation, which includes a question for parents to discuss with their child. Then, the children leave for their own 30-minute session while parents experience a presentation geared for them. The last portion of the evening consists of a ritual prayer together, then parents receive follow-up activities for more discussions at home.
Adults and youth (4th grade and older) are invited to explore a faith formation program that guides them toward celebrating this sacrament. Click here to learn more about Becoming Catholic/RCIA.