The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” for our lives as Christians. Preparing children to come to the table of the Lord for the first time is a significant moment in their lives and the life of the community.
Adequate preparation will also support their spiritual growth and make it clear that as they are nourished by the Eucharist, they are called to feed and serve others around them. Children must be baptized before beginning preparation for this sacrament. A copy of your child’s baptism certificate will be needed if not baptized at Pax Christi.
Curriculum: Preparation for the sacraments is two-fold: it is contained within the Finding
God curriculum and it is home based with materials from Loyola. The
catechists and coordinator will cover specific elements in-person in the format
of ‘large group’ sessions and the parents will support preparation with the
family packets. There will also be a required parent/child retreat for First
Eucharist.Communication: Flock note will be the primary mode of communication for registered
participants.Schedule for 2022-23 Preparation and Celebration to be Announced:First Eucharist will occur in the spring with celebrations over
several weekends in May.
If you have any questions, please contact Renee Dignan at email@example.com or 952-405-7212.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATIONBoth the preparation for and the celebration of the sacraments at Pax Christi belong to the whole parish community. By this it is understood that all members of the community have important contributions to make in supporting those in sacramental preparation. This approach also means that the active presence of the community is essential for sacramental celebration.The sacraments are a gift from God to be shared for the benefit of the individual, the community and the world. All participants involved in sacramental preparation are expected to be members of the parish and registered in one of the ongoing faith formation programs.