About Eucharist at Seton
The Eucharist, also called the Blessed Sacrament or Holy Communion, by which Catholics partake of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and participate in his one sacrifice, nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive - the Body and Blood of Christ.
For those already initiated into the Catholic Faith, the Eucharist is celebrated at Mass every Saturday and Sunday.
Beginning at the 2nd grade level, children are invited to prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. Those wishing to prepare for their First Eucharist can do so here at Seton.
Children in 2nd - 5th Grade
Beginning at the 2nd Grade level, children are invited to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. The preparation and reception of these Sacraments will take place over the course of a school year. Children are encouraged to receive their First Reconciliation prior to receiving their First Eucharist/Communion so that they are able to receive the presence of Christ in the greatest state of purity.
Please note: It is okay to postpone preparation for either of these Sacraments if you do not feel your child is ready to prepare for and receive one or both of the Sacraments this year. This program is available to children through 5th Grade according to the readiness of the child.
For youth in grades 6-12, preparing for these Sacraments, visit Sacramental Prep for youth (RCIC).
Fall 2023 Schedule
First Reconciliation preparation uses We Are Called to Celebrate Reconciliation: Sacramental Preparation for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in conjunction with The Catholic Children’s Bible. This program consists of weekly at-home parent & child workbook activities, as well as two reflections led by a Director of Child Ministry.
Reconciliation Reflection #1: What is Reconciliation (Parents & Child)
Reconciliation Reflection #2: Forgiveness & Letting Go (Parents & Child)
Reconciliation: Dates to be Announced (Reception to follow)
Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule
First Eucharist/Communion preparation uses We Are Called to Celebrate Eucharist: Sacramental Preparation for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in conjunction with The Catholic Children’s Bible. This program consists of weekly at-home parent & child workbook activities, as well as two reflections and a retreat led by a Director of Child Ministry.
1st Eucharist Reflection #1: The Jesus Workshop (Parents & Child)
1st Eucharist Reflection #2: A Special Meal (Parents & Child)
1st Eucharist Retreat: Create Banner & Chalice (Parents & Child)
1st Eucharist Practice (Parents & Child)
Celebrations of First Eucharist/Communion
May 4, 2024 - 5:00pm Mass
May 5, 2024 - 8:30am Mass
May 5, 2024 - 10:45am Mass
Youth in 6th - 12th Grade
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is offered for children who have reached the age of reason, usually 7 years old. This is for children who need to be prepared for the Sacrament of Baptism, would like to receive Holy Communion outside of the normal age, or were baptized in another faith tradition and now wish to become Catholic.
At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, we understand that every child and family situation is unique; therefore, individualized plans and catechesis are developed for each child depending upon their life journey and specific needs.