Church of St. Anthony

170 Meeker Avenue,  Watkins, MN 55389

 Phone: 320-764-2755

 

 

"This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

Luke 22:19

Eucharist

History

The Eucharist is rooted in the Last Supper and Jesus' command to do this in His memory. Because the Last Supper was the last time Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples, the Eucharist has strong Jewish roots.

 

Preparing for First Eucharist

The celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of the life of the Church. The Christian community gathers to celebrate the mystery of God’s love as it is revealed in the sacred Scriptures and in the sacrificial meal. Those who gather are fed by the Word and by the Body and Blood of Christ.

 

Preparation

Preparation for First Eucharist is accomplished through a combination of home activities and parent-child sessions. Children in 2nd grade and age 7 and older are invited to prepare for First Eucharist.  Children must be active participants in the religious education program for more information.


Celebration

Children celebrate the sacrament in its fullness and receive Communion for the first time at a special celebration of the Eucharist during the season of Easter.