Eucharist celebrates our life together as a community. It is the central act of worship for Catholics. In the Eucharist, Christ is most profoundly present in the Church, which gathers to hear the Word of God and to share the nourishment of Christ’s Body with on another. Eucharist is celebrated by the entire community at all mass times. 

First Eucharist

The celebration of First Eucharist is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of second grade. Formal instruction in the faith is recommended. Both children and parents participate in the preparation provided for by the faith formation staff. Questions regarding the preparation of this sacrament for 2nd graders in the religious education program and Holy Family schools can be directed to Jen Even, Coordinator of Faith Formaion, at 563-582-0377x.231 or emails to [email protected]

RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)

For adults joining and returning to the faith, instruction concerning this Sacrament can be arranged through the initiation process for adults (RCIA). Please contact Dave McDermott, our Director of Faith Formation, at 563-582-0377 or emails to [email protected]

RCIC (Rites of Christian Initiation for Children)

For children older than the second grade who have not made their First Communion, St. Anthony's Parish provides special instruction concerning this Sacrament. Please contact Dave McDermott, our Director of Faith Formation, at 563-582-0377 or emails to [email protected]