Holy Communion

Holy Communion augments our union with Christ. The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed, the Lord said: "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him."226 Life in Christ has its foundation in the Eucharistic banquet: "As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1391)

Before preparing to receive Jesus Christ for the first time in the Eucharist, children must first come to know and love Him at an age appropriate level. 

Requirements
  • Baptized Catholic children age 7 and older.
  • Family must be active registered parishioners of St. Augustine Church.
  • Be actively attending Mass with family.
  • Candidate must be enrolled in and regularly attend Faith Formation classes for 2 consecutive years.
  • Have completed preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior of First Communion.
  • Attend all First Communion child/parent sessions and rehearsal (only children registered for First Communion who are in their second consecutive year of Faith Formation).
Document Needed
  • Copy of Certificate of Baptism with the church seal visible. 

First Communion Dates 2020
  • First Eucharist (Holy Communion) Preparation - Saturdays, May 4 & 18 from 10:30am - 2:00pm in the Church. All sessions are mandatory.
  • First Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal - Saturday, May 2 at 10:30am in the Church.
  • Celebration of First Eucharist (Holy Communion) - Sunday, May 10 at the 10:30am & 12:30pm Masses.

For children's First Communion information, please contact the Parish Catechetical Leader at the Parish Office at 407-695-3262 or email: ff@saintaugustinecc.org .

For adult sacramental preparation, please contact the Adult Faith Formation Coordinator at the Parish Office or email: aff@saintaugustinecc.org .

Helpful Links
Catechism of the Catholic Church
  1. Eucharist (how we receive)
  2. Eucharist as Real Presence
  3. SketchPad: The Eucharist