When is First Communion according to Roman Catholics?

Since St. Pius X, who was pope from 1903-1914, Catholic children have been encouraged to approach the sacrament of the Eucharist as soon as they reach the age of reason and are able to understand the points of catechism relevant to the Eucharistic doctrines pertinent for their level of understanding. Most importantly, children must understand that it is the real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ that they are receiving in the Holy Eucharist. First Communions for Catholics usually are given around the age of 7 years old. Many parochial schools conduct classes for the reception of the sacrament as part of the school curriculum for Grade 2. Converts to the Catholic Faith who already possess the mature faculty of reason may receive Communion as soon as they are baptized, provided they have displayed an understanding of the catechism concerning It.