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, 2018/2019.

Parent Meeting:   January 14th from 9-10:30 A.Mor  January 16th from 7-8:30 P.M.  in the Adult Formation Rooms.

Workshops:  February 2nd from 9:00-11:30 A.M. or from 1:00-3:30 P.M. in the Multipurpose Building and in Church or February 9th from 9:00-11:30 A.M in the Multipurpose Building and in Church

Plate Painting:(optional)  February 26th at 6:30 P.M. in the Commons. 

Parent/Child Straw Mass: March 13th from 6:30-8 P.M. in Church.

Rehearsal for First Communion Celebration: April 27th from 10:00-11:00 A.M. in Church.  

Celebration of the Sacrament: Sunday, April 28th at 2 P.M.

Please click here to access the sacramental registration form.

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