First Holy Communion
The center of our community life is the celebration of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is "the repeatable sacrament of initiation," at which we express thanks and praise of our God who continues to shape us through his Word and offers us the gift of his very life in Holy Communion.  Through our celebration we are meant to become more Christ-like and continue Christ's mission in the world.
 
Children of second grade age and above who have been baptized are invited to prepare for the celebration of their First Holy Communion.  Preparation is a partnership effort between parents, school and GIFT religion teachers, and the Religious Education office of the parish. Children usually prepare for and celebrate their First Reconciliation prior to celebrating First Communion.  See details for that preparation under First Reconciliation elsewhere on the website.

Children of second grade age and above who have not been baptized are prepared for the celebration of all three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) through the Children's Catechumenate process - an adapted RCIA process.  These sacraments are celebrated at the Easter Vigil.  Contact Therese Carroll-Caruso for more information.

The Director of Religious Education, Therese Carroll-Caruso, coordinates the preparation for first sacraments. Below you will find the calendar for First Holy Communion for the second grade year, 2017/2018.

Parent Meeting:   Monday, January 8th from 9-10:30 A.M. or  Wednesday, January 10th from 7-8:30 P.M.  in the Adult Formation Rooms.

Workshops:  Saturday, February 10th from 9:00-11:30 A.M. or from 1:00-3:30 P.M. in the Multipurpose Building and in Church. 

Plate Painting:  Wednesday, February 27 from 6:30-8 P.M. in the Commons. 

Parent/Child Straw Mass w/ Fr. Mark: Tuesday, March 20th from 6:30-8 P.M. in Church.

Rehearsal for First Communion Celebration: Saturday, April 28th at 10 A.M. in Church.  

Celebration of the Sacrament: Sunday, April 29th at 2 P.M.

Please click here to access the sacramental registration form.