On the night before He died on the cross, Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, giving us His Body as food and His Blood as drink. Through the Eycharist, Jesus entrusted to the Church, a memorial of His death to the end of time.
In the Sacrament of the Eucharist, we receive the Body and Blood of Christ, to refresh and renew ourselves in Christ. We are partakers of Christ and His Suffering and Resurrection. Through the Eurcharist, Christ lives in our modern world, bring Christ into the presence of those around us. St. Thomas Aquinas called the Eucharist the "source and perfection all the spiritual life". Without the Eucharist, all that is life is less than what is possible.
At Prince of Peace, the Sacrament of the Eucharist is typically administered to those in the Third Grade, as part of our Elementary Religious Education program.
For older children, the Eucharist may be administered as part of the RCIC or the RCIA process.