The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The term “Eucharist” originates from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning thanksgiving.
To learn more about the Sacrament of the Eucharist click here.
First Communion for Children
Children are welcomed to the prepare for the reception of the Eucharist beginning of their second grade year in school. Preparation takes place during religion classes at St. Monica School or in Sunday Morning Religious Education classes. Before beginning preparation for either of the sacraments, children must already have completed a full year of religious education in either the School or Sunday School. If a child has already entered the second grade - or is in grades 3 through 8 - but has not yet had any formal religious education, they will need to contact our Director of Religious Education for help in getting into the group that is right for them. To learn more about First Communion for children contact MaryJo Thomas-Day, Director of Religious Education in the Parish Office at 317-253-2193
The Sacrament is occasion for joy - not just for the child's family, but for the entire Church. We celebrate with great joy these times of grace in the lives of children and their families!
First Communion for Teens and Adults
Once a person has reached 14 years of age, preparation for First Communion and Confirmation takes place in RCIA.
To learn more about RCIA, click here contact Tim Bush, Pastoral Associate in the Parish Office at 317-253-2193 opt 2.