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 Calendar 2017-2018 Printable calendar
Wednesday, January 17 6:30-7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, February 28 6:30- 7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, March 28 6:30 - 7:30 Session for parents and children
Wednesday, April 11 6:30-8:30 Retreat; parents and children
First Communions Celebrated: April 29, 30 & May 6, 7
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.
To enroll your child, please complete the First Reconciliation/First Communion Registration Form. Questions? Contact Margaret or Mike at the parish office, 920-435-6811.