If there is one mystery of faith around which the life of a Catholic and their Church revolves, it is the Eucharist. The Christian faithful over the centuries have been lavish in the titles they have given to this mystery, believing it is impossible to exhaust the depth of meaning. The name “Eucharist,” or thanksgiving, is to be explained either by the fact that at its institution Christ “gave thanks”, or by the fact that this is the supreme act of Christian gratitude to God.
In St Matthew’s children are normally prepared for this Sacrament in Level 3 of our Sunday School, i.e. when they are in Year 3 in Primary School, but they must have first been prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – in St Matthew’s, by attending Level 2 of Sunday School