St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish . Madison, Wisconsin
We, the faith community of Saint Thomas Aquinas, united with the Church throughout the world, are called by God to bring the Good News of the Gospel into the life of our community.
We strive to serve each other in a spirit of compassion and love, and to enhance justice, peace and healing in our midst.
We strive also, through our common prayer and worship with the Lord who nourishes us, to enable the gifts of the Spirit to emerge from each one of us and become more fully the disciples of Christ.
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More Information? Contact Lorianne Aubut or call 833.2606. If you are not Catholic, but would like to learn about becoming part of the Catholic Church, contact  Jennifer Ludtke.

First Eucharist

The Eucharist is the “sign” and “cause” of our communion with God and our unity as the People of God. In the Eucharist, we “unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy” and with one another. Together transformed, we are then sent forth to fulfill God’s will in our daily lives (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], nos. 1325-26, 1332). In this way, the Eucharistic Liturgy is social in nature. It is the celebration through which God draws us into communion with himself and with others, forming and transforming us to live as the Body of Christ in the world.

Students in second grade celebrate First Eucharist in the spring. Preparation takes place at home, separately from the Wednesday evening faith formation classes.  Parents are actively involved in this preparation, attending several catechetical meetings and working at home with their child using family-friendly materials.  Generally the family must be registered, practicing members of the parish, and participating in the faith formation program, for at least a year before preparing to celebrate this sacrament.

For adults, because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.