As a sacrament of Christian initiation, the Eucharist stands at the heart of the Christian community’s celebration of the Paschal Mystery whereby the Church is constituted and bound in unity and charity. This communion of love dissolves boundaries and seals one’s baptismal dignity within the divine life of the Holy Trinity.
Children receiving Baptism in infancy and nurtured within the domestic Church continue their sacramental journey, when at the age of reason they are led to the Eucharistic table. Preparation for participation in this central mystery of our life in Christ is the “responsibility of the entire Christian community” (GDC 91).
The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires that a student be in a structured Religious Education Program for one year before beginning sacrament preparation. First Eucharist is celebrated normally in the Second Grade.
CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING.