• Parent/guardian and the catechist are expected to foster the child’s desire and readiness to celebrate First Communion.

    A child should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the difference between the consecrated bread and wine (the Body and Blood of Christ) and ordinary bread and wine.

    It is ultimately the responsibility of the parish Pastor or Sacramental Minister in collaboration with the parent/guardian, program director and catechist to ensure that the child has reached the age and/or use of reason and are properly prepared.