Adults who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please Visit our Becoming Catholic page here.
Children in Grade 2 and beyond are invited to prepare for and participate in the Sacrament of First Eucharist. In line with Archdiocesan guidelines, First Eucharist preparation is primarily home-based with several onsite activities and events for parents and student, and children need to participate in First Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist. In addition, families are asked to be registered members of St. Stephen’s Church and children need to be enrolled in a grade 2 or beyond Faith Formation class or St. Stephen’s School.
At the first parent meeting in January, parents receive a packet for home-based studies, including Eucharist: We Give Thanks and Praise by RCL Benziger and accompanying lesson plans, as well as other printed and online resources.
If you have a child with Special Needs, please Visit our Youth Programs page here.
It is highly recommended that children preparing for first sacraments in grade 2 attend either a grade 1 Faith Formation class or be enrolled in a Catholic school for grade 1. This helps provide a solid foundation for and helps keep the child in step with peers.