The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” for our lives as Christians. Preparing children to come to the altar of the Lord for the first time is a significant moment in their lives and the life of the community.

First Eucharist – 2nd Grade and older
Adequate preparation will also support their spiritual growth and make it clear that as they are nourished by the Eucharist, they are called to feed and serve others around them. Children must be baptized before beginning preparation for this sacrament. A copy of your child’s baptism certificate will be needed if not baptized at St. Columbkille.

2014/2015 First Eucharist Preparation

Children who come to regular faith formation on Wednesday generally participate in first Eucharist preparation at the same day/time. Those children in Catholic Schools will do their preparation during their class time.


Both the preparation for and the celebration of the sacraments at St. Columbkille belong to the whole parish community. By this it is understood that all members of the community have important contributions to make in supporting those in sacramental preparation. This approach also means that the active presence of the community is essential for sacramental celebration.

The sacraments are a gift from God to be shared for the benefit of the individual, the community and the world. All participants involved in sacramental preparation are expected to be members of the parish and registered in one of the ongoing faith formation programs.

For more information, contact Alice Noethe, 563-583-8573, x 239.
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