Eucharist is the sacrament that completes the process of initiation and is when one can fully participate in the Eucharist by receiving Holy Communion.
Eucharist is unique among the sacraments as it is at the heart of our faith. For Catholics, the Eucharist, or Mass, is the most powerful way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ. Sunday after Sunday (some, of course, gather everyday), Catholics gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the ritual in which, by the power of the Holy Spirit, bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. We who celebrate are also transformed, becoming Christ’s presence to others, and recognising the presence of Christ in others. (from the Flame of Faith website)
In the year that children turn nine (Year 4), they are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist if they have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please see our Sacramental Program for more information. Please email the Sacramental Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further queries.