The Sacrament of the Eucharist
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322 & 1323
For more information on Reconciliation and First Communion for 2nd graders, please contact Donna Geisinger at 816-453-2089 ext. 309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Baptismal Certificate and two years of catechesis are required to receive any further sacraments.
For youth who are 3rd grade and above, and wanting to receive First Communion, please contact Joe Robertson, in the Parish Office about RCIC Classes at 816-453-2089 ext. 5 or e-mail JRobertson@sataps.com