The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322

Having become a child of God (through Baptism), the person is admitted “to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Rev. 19:9) and receives the food of the new life, the body and blood of Christ.

First Communion Preparation

For children enrolled at All Souls Catholic School, please contact the school office at 303.789.2155.

Children not enrolled in the school are prepared either through the Religious Education program (ages 7 or young) or the Rite of Christian Initiation program (ages 8 and above). For more information, please contact Mark Evevard at 720.833.2707 or  in regards to First Communion preparation through RE, or Lindsey Hanna at 720.833.2702 or for those preparing through RCIA.

The Restored Order

The Archdiocese of Denver has begun the deliberate process of restoring the order of the sacraments of initiation to their proper theological and historical order (following Baptism, Reconciliation in second grade, Confirmation and Eucharist in third grade).

To watch a video about the Restored Order, and to read the Pastoral Letter “Saints Among Us” from Archbishop Aquila, please click the link below.


Those over the age of 7 who are are seeking to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, please visit our RCIA page for more information.


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Mark Evevard

Director of Youth Catechesis