HOLY COMMUNION

First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a Catholic Church ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person’s first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Catholics believe this event to be very important, as the Eucharist is one of the central focuses of the Catholic Church. Lutherans traditionally practice First Communion. First Communion in Roman Catholic churches typically takes place at age seven or eight, depending on the country.