First Eucharist Program 

The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. We come together to celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and receive Him in the Eucharist, so that we may be spiritually fed to serve others in His name. 

Corpus Christi welcomes all students second grade and up to our First Eucharist home-based, parent taught program. There will be an informational meeting at the beginning of the program to prepare parents for teaching their children with the Loyola Press curriculum provided. There is also a Morning Retreat in the spring that is a requirement for both child and parent to attend.

Assuming it will be safe, there will be a large group First Eucharist celebration held the second Sunday in May 2021. Please note you are not required to participant in the large group celebration and may schedule your child’s First Eucharist date any time after Easter and the Morning Retreat.

Please see the Elementary Faith Formation page for registration materials.

First Reconciliation & First Communion Calendar

Coordinator of Faith Formation

Laura Schaad is a cradle Catholic who continues to learn and grow in the beautiful faith of the Church. She graduated from College of Saint Benedict in May 2019 with a BA in Theology and Secondary Education. While undergoing her student teaching experience, Laura heard God calling her to teach the faith in a parish church instead of a traditional school classroom. She is delighted to be a part of the Corpus Christi community and is excited to care for and learn from the parishioners here. Laura hopes to connect with every community member over a possible common love for cooking, baking, books, TV shows, Minnesota, and of course, Catholicism. She can be reached at or 651-846-9215.