The Eucharist is the source and the summit of our Christian life. It is both the source of our discipleship and the goal towards which it tends; it is the alpha and omega of authentic Christianity. Without the Eucharist, we would be a pious society dedicated to the memory of Jesus but we could not possibly be a church devoted to continuing his mission today.
In a very real way, at each Eucharist, we re-live the experience of the first disciples who encountered the Risen Christ in the road to Emmaus (Luke 24). Repeating the great gestures of the Last Supper, in the very breaking of the bread, these distraught disciples recognized Christ and were prepared to commit themselves anew to the mission.
FIRST EUCHARIST: It is typically during second grade, when our children prepare for First Eucharist in the winter, to be celebrated on the Third Sunday of Easter. Older children who have not yet celebrated the sacrament are welcome to participate.