“The Eucharist, the sacrament of our salvation accomplished by Christ on the cross, is also a sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for the work of creation. In the Eucharistic sacrifice the whole of creation loved by God is presented to the Father through the death and the Resurrection of Christ. Through Christ the Church can offer the sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for all that God has made good, beautiful, and just in creation and in humanity.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church
The sacrament of First Communion, according to Tradition, is received when a child has reached the age of reason. The preparation required to receive the Eucharist is offered during Religious Education in the Second Grade. Our First Communion Mass is traditionally held the first Sunday in May.
Parents of older children who did not receive their First Communion during their second grade year should contact the Director of Religious Education or the pastor to determine the proper sacramental preparation plan for their child.
First Communion 2022-2023
The first semester of the sacramental program will prepare our participants to receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation and the second semester will prepare them to receive the sacrament of First Communion.
Wednesday, September 21st @ 5:30 p.m.
2nd Grade Parent Meeting (First Reconciliation)
Sunday, December 4th (2pm - 3:30pm)
Retreat and First Reconciliation
Wednesday, January 18th @ 5:30 p.m.
2nd Grade Parent Meeting (1st Communion)
Sunday, April 30th (2pm - 4pm)
1st Communion Retreat/Rehearsal
1st Communion 2023
Sunday, May 7th