"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins." (Mt 26:26-28)

"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.'" (CCC 1322-1323)

At Church of the Resurrection
The Archdiocese of Washington requires a two-year preparation in anticipation of receiving the sacrament of First Eucharist. At Resurrection, students begin their religious education in first grade and conclude with the celebration of First Eucharist in May of the second grade year. First Eucharist Preparation is required and takes place in our Religious Education program. If a child is older (3rd grade through HS) and has not received Baptism, First Eucharist and or Confirmation please contact Helene Stever, Director of Youth Faith Formation, to enroll in our Special Sacramental classes for older students (RCIC)