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Betty Franceschi

Director of Childhood Ministry
512-454-0384 ext. 221
beatriz.franceschi@st-louis.org

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

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life’ and the celebration always includes the Word of God, thanksgiving to God, the consecration of bread and wine and participation by the faithful in receiving the Lord’s body and blood.

First Communion preparation is typically offered in the second grade through our parish Childhood Formation program. Older children and Adults are prepared through one of our parish Lifelong Christian Formation programs.