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St. Martin of Tours Church window pane depicts the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Preparing for First Eucharist or First Holy Communion is a very special time for your child.  Our sacramental preparation is considered to be a “family program” and is designed to take place “in the midst of the community of the faithful.” While teachers give religious instruction, this program is separate from the classroom and involves parent participation. It includes parent enrichment meetings, children’s sessions, family activities, liturgical celebrations, and a home study component for parents and children to work together.

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To prepare for First Eucharist, we ask that your child experience two years of religious education either through Catholic School education or the parish Catechetical Program prior to celebrating their First Eucharist. The preparation for this sacrament is separate from the classroom and runs concurrently with your child’s second year of religious education. The program culminates with the celebration of your child’s First Eucharist typically during the month of May. Eucharist1
For more information, contact Laura Martin-Spencer in the Catechetical office or call 408-289-9608.