The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The holy Eucharist completes the Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. (CCC 1322)
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. (CCC 1323)
Children, typically Grades 1 and 2, are invited to participate, along with their parents, in a two-year program that will prepare them for both the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The sacraments are received in the spring of the second year.
Participation at weekly Masses is a vital part of sacramental preparation. All families are expected to make a commitment to attend Sunday Eucharist. We also encourage families to attend the 10:00 a.m. Mass, which includes a Children’s Liturgy of the Word for children every other week.
Contact the DRE, Karen Burns, at email@example.com or at 410-414-8304 ext. 23 for more information.