Through Eucharist Jesus comes to us, to strengthen and heal us. The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of Catholic life. It is the source and the summit of our Christian faith.
Because the Eucharist is our great sign of unity as a community, one must be a Catholic to receive First Eucharist. Catholic children usually make their first Eucharist (receive First Communion) at age 8. They prepare for this through the Children’s Sacramental Program.
When an adult is baptized, he or she normally receives their First Eucharist in the same ceremony as their Baptism.
Their preparation for this is through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) (click for brochure).