The Eucharist - instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper - is at the core of our celebration each Mass. Jesus truly becomes the Body and Blood we receive (John 6: 51-58). At the Last Supper, sharing His Body and Blood with the disciples, Jesus said, "Do this in memory of me"- and so we do, through Holy Communion.
FIRST COMMUNION AT ST. ANDREW'S NEWMAN CENTER FOR CHILDREN
Eucharist is the core of our Catholic faith. Baptized children receiving their First Eucharist are required to have sufficient knowledge combined with thoughtful preparation in order to truly understand the mystery of Christ according to their capacity. First Eucharist is celebrated as part of our Sunday liturgy during the Easter Season.
Eucharist is a faith community event. The family is the core of our faith community, so sacramental preparation needs to take place in the home with the support of the Church. St. Andrew's Newman Center partners with the parents to help prepare children for the reception of this sacrament. Parents can feel confident that they are fulfilling their responsibilities in preparing their children for First Eucharist if they take the religious education of their children seriously while offering their personal witness of the Eucharistic presence of Jesus. Enthusiastic participation on a weekly basis is one of the best examples a parent can offer their first communicant.
Please contact the office with any questions.
FIRST COMMUNION AT ST. ANDREW'S NEWMAN CENTER FOR ADULTS
Adults wishing to receive First Eucharist are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.