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We invite all Catholics to receive the Precious Body and Blood of Christ during our liturgical celebrations. If you are not receiving, please cross your hands in front of your chest to receive a special blessing.

If you are an adult or have an older school age child who has not received First Eucharist, scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the inquiry form.   We welcome you!

First Eucharist


We welcome children preparing for First Eucharist. This is a memorable year in the life of your child and your entire family. In December along with members of their Holy Eucharist faith family your child will celebrate the forgiving love and caring of Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The celebrating continues as you look forward to your child receiving Jesus the Bread of Life in the Eucharist for the first time. As with every celebration much time is put into preparing, so too for the celebration of First Communion preparations need to be made. 

There is a two-year preparation period for the reception of sacraments. Generally children in the second grade are considered as having reached the age of reason, and thus ready to receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. In these younger grades, children receive two years of religious instruction typically but not exclusively beginning in first grade with additional preparation for the sacraments in the second year (typically but not exclusively second grade). Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in our parish takes the form of family instruction in addition to the monthly family faith formation sessions. (if your child is older and has not received First Eucharist, please go to our "Initiation for Children' page for more information)

How to receive communion

Sacrament information form

Questions? Contact: 

Mike Vigorita

Pastoral Associate for Children’s RCIA and Sacraments

609 268 8383 Ext. 103

Initiation for children, teens and adults

Would you like to learn more about the Catholic faith?  Have you perhaps been baptized but not received the other sacraments of initiation ( Eucharist and Confirmation)?   We welcome your inquiry and look forward to walking with you on your faith journey. The process by which adults come into the church is called "RCIA" - the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Perhaps you have never been baptized, or baptized as a Catholic or other Christian faith but never received further faith formation. Adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Church during this process, celebrating Baptism, if needed, Confirmation and First Eucharist. Holy Eucharist offers a year round RCIA process, so a person may enter the first phase, at any time throughout the year. Inquirers bring their questions about Christianity and Catholicism to the meetings, which are led by members of the RCIA team.

Perhaps your school age child has never been baptized or received First Eucharist. Do you have an older high school student who has not been confirmed? We offer a wonderful program for them as well!. Take the first step - tell us a little about yourself by completing the form below or call our parish office to plan a visit with our pastor - 609 268 8383 ext. 100.

We welcome you with open arms!!


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