The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322 & 1323) Sacramental Programs for First Communion and Confirmation are two year programs. Any child wishing to receive these sacraments must be enrolled in a Catholic School or Religious Education Parish Program for two consecutive years prior to receiving the sacrament. This preparation time allows the child and parent to become more fully aware of the significance of the sacrament. The parents of the child must be active in the faith, and regular attendance of Sunday Liturgy is necessary for both students and parents. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact: Fr. David Farrell 859-336-3569  [email protected] Angela Young, DRE  859-336-3569  [email protected]