In accordance with Diocesan Policy, children are encouraged to prepare for the Sacrament of First Eucharist as they near the age of seven. Students must complete one full year of Faith Formation or Catholic School the year immediately prior to the year she/he prepares to receive the Sacrament.
It is the primary duty of parents, and those who take the place of parents, the Pastor and Catechist to help our students prepare for this Sacrament. It is expected that the family will attend Mass on a regular basis.
Candidates for First Eucharist will have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist. Here at St. John of Rochester, Fairport, our candidates will receive First Eucharist within the Easter season.
Preparation will include opportunities to participate in the whole Eucharistic Rite as the central act of worship; understanding the reverent reception of both the Body (consecrated) Host and Precious Blood; a deepening awareness of the activity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our lives; the gifts of Jesus in his life, death and resurrection and an understanding of the Church’s faith in Christ’s continued Presence in the Eucharist, as well as in the Christian assembly and his Word.
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Director of Faith Formation
585-248-5993 ext 38
Secretary, Religious Education