Families are invited to enroll their children for First Communion preparation beginning in the second grade. Families must be participating in Generations of Faith or school religion classes in order to enroll.
The current practice of the Church is that children must be prepared for First Reconciliation prior to First Communion.
Preparations for First Communion include an acceptance rite at the weekend liturgies, meetings in the evening, completion of home-based projects and materials, and a retreat. First Communions are celebrated at the parish's liturgies during the first weekends of the Easter Season. First Communion Preparation Information & Calendar
To enroll your child, please complete the Registration Form. Completed forms can be mailed/dropped off at the parish office.
First Communion Calendar 2018-2019 Printable Calendar
Wednesday, January 30 6:30-7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, February 27 6:30- 7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, April 3 6:30 - 7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, May 1 6:30-8:30 Retreat; parents and children
First Communions Celebrated: May 4th & 5th and May 11th & 12th
Families will be divided between the two weekends. They will be a mixture of children from both the religious education program and school, representing our common parish identity. Families will sign up for which of the three weekend masses (4:30, 8:30, or 10:30) they would like to have their child celebrate First Reception at. Children and families will be highlighted in the liturgy through a variety of ways: processing in, being presented to the community, being around the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer, and being part of a receiving line after Mass. Questions? Contact Mike Westenberg at the parish office, 920-435-6811.