The mystery of the Eucharist is where our entire life finds its purpose and meaning.
The child is led to experience this truth during the preparation program so as to understand the mystery of Christ according to her/his capacity and can therefore receive the Body of Christ with faith and devotion.
The First Eucharist program is mandated by the Diocese of Scranton as a two year period of preparation. First grade students can begin this program either in CCD at Mary, Mother of God Parish or, if they attend Catholic school, at school in their religion classes. They will then receive First Eucharist in the spring of second grade.
If a student has not attended religious education classes in first grade, they will not be able to receive First Eucharist in second grade. Also, any first grade student who repeats first grade in school MUST repeat first grade in religious education classes.
For further information, please consult the religious educ
ation handbook on the faith formation tab of this website. If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at (570) 342-4881.