First Eucharist preparation for 2nd graders begins in February. The first parent meeting explains the details of the Sacrament. Books that are similar to the Reconciliation guides are again given to the children to complete at home with their parents. They also receive some instruction through St. Mary's Grade School or weekly Wednesday night Faith Formation sessions. The children get a chance to bake bread together as a symbol of the Eucharist. There is a second parent meeting, retreat, and practice held in April or early May, with the Sacrament taking place the following Sunday.