The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’
The Catholic Church believes in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine. Through receiving the Eucharist, we are united to the Lord, the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and one another. Due to this belief in the presence and unity, the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist is limited to those who are members of the Catholic Church.
The Diocese of Manchester has adopted the Restored Order in 2017. Restored Order means that 2nd Graders have their First Penance. Then, in the 3rd Grade they receive Confirmation and their First Communion. During this transition time, moving from Teen Confirmation to Elementary Confirmation, we will still offer the opportunity to teens until 2022.