Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you. Take this all of you and drink from it, this is the cup of my blood it will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated with children who are baptized Catholic, have previously prepared for and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation, have attained the use of reason and have demonstrated an understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist.
Preparation for First Eucharist is normally a two year process beginning in first grade. All children registered in St. Simon Parish School or CCM second grade are considered candidates for First Eucharist. Preparation for First Eucharist is separate and distinct from preparation for First Reconciliation.
Sessions are available by special arrangement for children beyond grade two who have been baptized but have not yet celebrated this sacrament.