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First Eucharist

Preparation for Youth

  • Regular church attendance, CLOW and family Faith Formation
  • Individual family conferences
  • One group session with parents for Eucharist

Preparation for First Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Baltimore is offered by the parish where a family is an active member.  Parents are expected to be regularly attending Mass with their children on the weekends.  One year prior to entering First Eucharist formation, children will participate in the Children's Liturgy of the Word during Sunday morning Mass.  Children age seven and older who are baptized may then enter into the immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist.  Parents are provided with resource material for the first and second year of preparation to be shared as a family in the home.  Catechetical Leaders and catechists will meet with parents and children at family faith formation sessions during the year.