What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is the source and the summit of Christian Life. Everything the Church is and does is in the Eucharist. This is because the Eucharist is Jesus Himself. When we receive the Body and Blood of Christ, we grow closer to God and closer to each other.

First Eucharist for Kids

This special time of preparation for families involves parent(s) and children working together to grow in their faith. First Eucharist is usually celebrated when a child is 7 or 8 years old. Preparing for First Eucharist includes a combination of study and prayer at home as well as other activities at church and school.

The policy of St. Joseph the Worker Education and Faith Formation Commission is that a student has completed one year of religious education or Catholic school immediately prior to beginning this sacramental program.

First Eucharist


Registration for sacrament preparation for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation takes place online. Click the link below to register your second grade student for Sacrament Preparation.


For more information on preparation for First Eucharist, contact Julie Hill:

Phone:  563-588-1433

First Eucharist for Adults

First Eucharist for Adults is part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information about RCIA, contact Carol Lavenz:

Phone: 563-588-1433