“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ ‘The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch'” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1324).
In our faith community, children who have been baptized within the Catholic Church ordinarily receive their First Holy Eucharist during their second-grade year. The policy of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis is that any child who desires to prepare for reception of the Eucharist must receive two years of formation leading up to the celebration of the sacrament (either in a Catholic parochial school or a parish faith formation program).
We do have avenues in place for children, teens, and adults who have been baptized as Catholics, but who have missed the usual year to receive the sacrament. It is NEVER TOO LATE to begin preparing for First Holy Eucharist! Contact us today.
Adults who have not been baptized as Catholics, who desire to come home to the Catholic Church and receive the Eucharist, walk through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults process.