Sacrament of the Eucharist

Sacrament of the Eucharist

Stain GlassThe Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." CCC 1324

Preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist (1st Communion) is a two year commitment of formation. This process usually begins with first and second-grade students committing to class attendance, Saint Fair, Retreat, Penance and an exit sacramental interview with the Little Flock coordinator. 

The students will be eligible to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time usually at the end of their second year of formation.

All children are welcomed and encouraged to begin this process after the age of reason, 7 years old.  All sacrament requirements are addressed at the parents meeting at the beginning of each Catechetical year and the Little Flock coordinator, Jessica Sagers welcomes all inquiries.  She may be reached at 991-4400 or emailed at

General information:

  • Sacraments are encouraged to be celebrated at your home parish.  If your child attends private school and attends Mass at St. John the Baptist, please register for  Little Flock and be active with your parish family.  This is equally important for those who participate in homeschooling and the Extraordinary form of the Mass. 
  • Baptismal certificates must be copied and turned in with registration.
  • Sponsors are NOT required or necessary for the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
  • Girls are asked to wear white dresses with sleeves.  Veils are optional.
  • Boys should wear a black suit, or black dress pants (no jeans) and a white dress shirt (no polo-style shirt). Proper attire is addressed in greater detail at the parent meetings.   

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Sacramental Preparation Requirements