First Holy Communion

Children in our parish who have reached the age of reason (considered to be seven years of age) should begin their studies to receive First Eucharist at the beginning of the 1st grade, either in our parish school, St. Elizabeth Regional School or through our P.R.E.P. program.  Two years of catechesis is necessary before receiving Sacraments.  Please contact either the school 610-264-0143 or our Director of Religious Education Mrs. Mary Spieker, 610-266-0695 ext 208 for more information.

The child’s readiness for the celebration of the sacrament is to be determined by the child, the parent and the pastor or his delegate.  The reception of the Eucharist should be preceded by the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Children will usually celebrate First Eucharist during the 2nd grade, if the religious education of the child is on track.

Those who have not been baptized will receive their sacraments through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children program.