First Eucharist Preparation
When Jesus instituted the Eucharist he gave a final meaning to the blessing of the bread and the wine and the sacrifice of the lamb.
The Gospels narrate events that anticipated the Eucharist. The miracle of the loaves and fish, reported in all four Gospels, prefigured the unique abundance of the Eucharist. The miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana manifested the divine glory of Jesus and the heavenly wedding feast in which we share at every Eucharist.
In his dialogue with the people at Capernaum, Christ used his miracle of multiplying the loaves of bread as the occasion to describe himself as the Bread of Life: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you" (Jn 6:51, 53).” -From the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
Children may attend classes to receive First Holy Eucharist after the age of 7. The Diocese of Honolulu requires the child to be in religious education one year prior to receiving the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. This is a family, home based program with teacher/church support in the form of four classes and two retreats. Parents are required to attend with their children. Registration forms and class schedule.
Adults: If you have not received this sacrament and are interested, review the RCIA information and class schedule.
Contact Carrie Boyer at 393-6797