Similar to First Reconciliation, in order to prepare for the sacrament of First Eucharist, a baptized child in at least second grade must have been attending Faith Formation classes and weekly Mass regularly for at least the previous year (i.e. during first grade). Formal preparation for this sacrament occurs during the spring and includes two Saturday morning classes plus a Saturday afternoon/evening retreat in addition to regular attendance at Wednesday evening Faith Formation classes and weekly Mass. Parents are expected to be present for a part of each Saturday morning class, and we ask that families attend the meal following Saturday evening Mass on the day of the retreat. First Eucharist occurs on the Sunday following Easter Sunday at the 11:00 Mass.