The Sacrament of First Eucharist

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Luke 22:19

 

“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’

Source – Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

First Eucharist Celebration

April 21-22, 2018 at all Masses.

 

Policy

A child must have completed catechesis (Religious Instruction, either through Catholic school or Parish Religious Education) the year prior to celebrating the sacrament, and the year of celebration.  Children are encouraged to celebrate the sacrament at their parish of membership if a sacramental preparation program is offered.

 

Preparation Schedule

Parent Session (Reconciliation):

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 OR Monday, October 2, 2017

Time: SUNDAY: 12:00pm-1:00pm

MONDAY: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Place: Village Hall

Retreat Day Reconciliation :

Required retreat day for parent(s) and candidate for the sacraments is as follows:

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Place: Village Hall

 

Celebration of Reconciliation:

Saturday December 2, 2017, 10:00am in church

OR

Saturday December 9, 2017, 10:00am in church

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Parent Session Eucharist:

Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018 OR Monday, January 29, 2018

Time: SUNDAY: 12:00pm-1:00pm

MONDAY: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Place: Village Hall

 

Retreat Day Eucharist:

Required retreat days for parent(s) and candidate for the sacraments are as follows:

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Place: Village Hall

 

 

Celebration of First Eucharist

Families will select from one of the three Masses on the weekend of

APRIL 21-22, 2018

 

 

Parent-Covenant-Volunteer-Form

1st Eucahrist & Reconciliation Registration Form

Important Dates sheet

 

Please Contact:

Jim Hurst | Office of Evangelization and Catechesis-Youth

St. John Vianney Parish
4101 Clyde Park SW | Wyoming, MI 49509
p 616-724-3123| f 616-530-8224