First Eucharist

 Preparation to receive the Eucharist for the first time:  At Kaukauna Catholic Parishes, we     celebrate First Holy Communion in second grade. This assumes that your child has attended the first   and second grade Discipleship Formation classes and has a knowledge of the Christian faith.

 If your child is not enrolled at St. Ignatius Catholic School, nor in the Kaukauna Catholic Parishes         Discipleship Formation Program, please contact our Grades 1-5 Discipleship Formation Office at 
920-766-1445 for information about receiving First Eucharist. 

If you are an adult, or if your child is grade 6 or older, call (920) 766-7887 to inquire about First Eucharist.

 Celebration of the Eucharist

Holy Cross Parish


St. Katharine Drexel Parish


        Effects of the Eucharist


4:30 pm

8:00 am
10:00 am

7:00 am

HOLY DAYS:  See Bulletin



4:00 pm (St. Mary site)

Sunday: 9:00 am (St. Francis site)
10:30 am (St. Mary site)


8:30 am (St. Mary site)

8:30 am (St. Francis site)

8:30 am (St. Francis site)   
Liturgy of the Word w/Communion

8:30 am (St. Mary site)

HOLY DAYS:  See Bulletin.

  • Holy Communion increases our union with Christ.
  • Holy Communion separates us from sin.
  • The Eucharist gives us strength and preserves us from future mortal sin.
  • The Eucharist unites the Mystical Body of Christ: The Eucharist makes the Church.
  • The Eucharist commits us to the poor.
  • The Eucharist is the "Pledge of the Glory to Come!"
  • For a thorough discussion of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC # 1322-1419).

Introduction: After a person is raised up to share divine life through baptism and configured more closely to Christ through confirmation, they then complete their initiation process by participating, with the entire community, in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist (see CCC # 1322).

At the last Supper, before Jesus died on the cross, he instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. He did this so that the poser of his one sacrifice, begun at the cross and continued eternally in heaven, will be accessible to all Christians through the Church, the body of Christ. The Eucharist is a memorial sacrifice offered in thanksgiving so that we can be in the presence of Christ, and share his divine life.  

Since the Eucharist is an encounter with Christ, it is the Source of all Christian life. In the same way, it is the summit, the goal, of all Christian life. Our natural life of faith begins with Christ and ends with Christ, so the Eucharist is the source and summit of all we do.  

All Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass every weekend and all holy days of obligation. We should desire to worship God with joy and love, and we should desire to give him thanks for all He has done for us.