Experience has made me realize in my twenty-five years of serving souls the all-powerful virtue of this Divine Sacrament, to strengthen hearts in good, exempt them from evil, console them, and in a word make them God-like in this world if it be requented with faith, purity, and devotion. ~ St. Francis de Sales

Preparing for First Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Depending on the age of your child, and that your child has been a regular participant in a formal faith formation/religious education program, preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at OLGC takes place in one of two ways.

NOTE: If your child is 7-18 years old and has not regularly participated in a formal faith formation/religious education program or is not Catholic, see the information on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children.

Contact: Amy MacKinnon at

2021 1st Eucharist Retreat Opening Message and Prayer with Fr. Matt

The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith by Josephine Nobisso

Parent Guide to The Weight of a Mass: click here.