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Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, the night before He died.

          He took bread, blessed and broke it, and giving it to His apostles, said: "Take and eat; this is My body;"

          then He took a cup of wine, blessed it, and giving it to them, said: "All of you drink of this; for this is My

          blood of the new covenant which is being shed for many unto the forgiveness of sins;" finally, He gave

          His apostles the commission: "Do this in remembrance of Me."


First Eucharist is usually celebrated at the end of the second grade session of Parish School of Religion, on the first Sunday in May.

First Eucharist Handbook