For information about receiving the sacrament of first Holy Communion, please call the Valeta Orlando in the Faith Formation Office at (386) 441-1505, extension 307.
In order to enroll in the Sacramental Preparation program you must be a registered member of the parish. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are offered to children in grade 2 and higher. Your child must be enrolled in the Faith Formation program or a Catholic School (not private Christian) before preparing for these sacraments.
First Eucharist is a sacrament of initiation; it is important that your child is an active member of the parish community into which he or she is being initiated. We ask that you and your child have regular attendance at both Mass and Faith Formation/Catholic school classes. Children must prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before they can receive First Communion.
Sacramental celebrations and Sacramental Preparation take place within the parish community. It is not a “school” celebration. Students enrolled in St. Brendan Catholic school registered in other parishes must receive the sacrament in their home parish.
Holy Communion augments our union with Christ. The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed, the Lord said: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.” Life in Christ has its foundation in the Eucharistic banquet: “As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1391).