Sacrament of

First Holy Communion

First Communion (or First Eucharist) is normally received in Level 3.

The Church provides the following guidelines to determine readiness for the sacrament:

A child according to his/her capacity:

  • Has celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Communion.
  • Participates actively and consciously in Sunday Liturgy on a regular basis.
  • Understands that (a) the Eucharist is truly the Body and Blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine and (b) that the Eucharist is the commemoration of Christ’s last meal with his disciples before he died, and a memorial of his sacrifice for our salvation
  • Understands that by sharing in this special meal, we become brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ on earth.