“Faith needs the community of believers.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1253
Because the sacraments unite us to Christ and his Body,
the Church, all families preparing for sacramental reception
need to be registered and active members of
St. Rita Catholic Community.
Eucharist (Holy Communion)
The Eucharist is the “Source and Summit” of our faith! Christ is truly and fully present to us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Two consecutive years of faith formation help prepare young people for this sacrament which is normally celebrated in the 2nd grade. For example, beginning in the 1st grade, a child should eventually celebrate First Eucharist in the 2nd grade. If, however, a child begins at another time (e.g., the 3rd grade), he or she will celebrate First Eucharist after the second year of formation (e.g., the 4th grade).