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.2020 First Eucharist PreparationThe sacrament preparation process is part of our faith formation programs. This includes the sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. It is our policy that in order to participate in the sacrament preparation process, your child needs to either be registered and regularly attending one of our faith formation programs the entire year of the sacrament, or attending a Catholic school. Registration for our programs occurs in the late summer through fall and can be found at that time on our web page. Please contact the program ministers with questions.Registration for sacramental preparation is done at the same time and on the same form as the regular faith formation session. CLICK HERE to view registration page.Children who come to regular faith formation on Sunday or Wednesday generally participate in first Eucharist preparation at the same day/time. Those children in other program day/times may choose a Sunday or Wednesday preparation session.Parent Sessions: Parents only sessions held during Faith Formation sessions on Sunday, March 15 or Wednesday, March 25 during Faith Formation Sessions. *Childcare is available upon request. Please give notice at least one week in advance.Child Sessions: Included in Faith Formation program. Must be registered.Retreat and Practice: Parent and Child, Saturday, May 2, 9:00am–12:00pmCelebrations: The Whole Family is InvitedSunday, May 3, 9:00am, 11:00am OR 5:00pmPlease call the parish office, 952-941-3150, if you have any questions.
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.