The children of our parishes prepare for their First Holy Communion in second grade. Students prepare through their enrollment in either Holy Cross Catholic School or Wednesday night religious education classes. Their preparation is aided by the home lessons in a family formation workbook completed weekly at home with parents and a First Communion Workshop for students and parents.
By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Bloood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (CCC 1413)