First Holy Communion

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:51


In the holy Eucharist we reach the high-point of our lives as Catholics for we receive our Lord and Savior. Our preparation for First Holy Communion involves parents and children through attending mandatory parent meetings, collaborating on the children's assignments, and growing together in knowledge and love for Jesus in the holy Eucharist. Families are highly encouraged to make their participation Sunday Mass the central aspect of their child's sacramental preparation.

1st Holy Communion Photos May 2018

For the Morning Mass, click here, password AM

For the Afternoon Mass, click here, password PM

“O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All Praise and All Thanksgiving Be Every Moment Thine."


Dress for First Communion


Girls should wear a white dress with sleeves, white socks or stockings, and white shoes. They may also wear a veil or a wreath of flowers on their heads. Please do not bring gloves or a purse to Mass.


Boys should wear dress slacks with a jacket or a suit, a collared dress shirt with a white tie, and dress shoes.



There is a $30 fee to cover costs surrounding preparation for and celebration of First Reconciliatin and First Holy Communion. To make your payment online please go to Parish Giving.




Parent Meeting with DRE: (choose either date)

  • TBA


First Communion Retreat - at least one parent is required to attend retreat

  • March 30, 9am - 12pm - All Sunday Classes
  • April 6, 9am - 12pm - All Weekday Classes


First Communion Rehearsal 

  • May 10, 5pm - 6pm - All Sunday Classes
  • May 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm - All Weekday Classes and Atrium


Celebration of First Communion - Saturday, May 11

  • 10:30am - All Sunday Classes
  • 1:30pm - All Weekday Classes and Atrium

Bring children to the Parish hall 30 minutes before Mass time. 


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