First Holy Communion or First Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. It is the Body and Blood of Jesus Himself and food for our journey of faith.
At St. Monica, children receive two years of sacramental preparation before receiving the Eucharist regardless of what age or grade level students enter into the program. Typically children receive First Eucharist in the 2nd grade however, we do have special classes designed for children who enter the program after 2nd grade. Students must be enrolled in our Religious Education program in order to participate. Go to stmonica.net/faithformation for more information about the program and how to register.
Adults participate in our RCIA program to prepare to receive their first communion. Go to www.stmonica.net/rcia for more information
We continue on with a deep hope in Christ, and pray for his comforting presence, healing, and peace as we walk through this crisis together. Please know that we are available to you: to talk, to pray, and to offer support in any way that you might need.
We encourage you to continue to guide you children through the lessons sent via flocknote.
Dominik Gnirs, Associate Director of Faith Formation, said it best: "While at least weekly Mass attendance is mandared in normal times, no Catholic should feel bad right now for not being able to attend. God is with us in and through these times."
St. Monica remains dedicated to the spiritual and emotional well-being of our Parishioners. Your care and support ensure that we can continue in the midst of these challenging times. We have invested in our technological endeavors to keep us engaged with you.
Thank you so much and we look forward to connecting and engaging with you soon.