The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament of the reception of the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. It is the “real presence” of Jesus by which a child comes to understand that God nourishes us with Divine Life and makes us one with other Catholics, with the Church, and with Christ himself. The reception of the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time is an important event in a child’s life.
The Church asks from the child only that which they are capable of giving, that faith in God and a genuine desire to experience the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
The Church asks the parents to be open to a partnership of preparation between the parish community, the religious education program, and the parents of the other candidates for First Holy Communion.