First Communion

First Communion/First Reconciliation

First Communion is the introduction of the sacrament known as Holy Communion or the Holy Eucharist. First Communion is a great celebration that takes place within the Catholic Mass and involves the communicant, the family and the participation of the entire Church. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist  is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Church.  The other two are Baptism and Confirmation. First Communion is preceded by the sacrament of Penance, also known as Confession or Reconciliation  The 2nd grade classes of the Parish School of Religion and St. Joseph School will be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at a scheduled Mass in the Spring of 2018.  A parent orientation meeting will be held to give parents support and guidelines for this important Faith journey.  Each First Communicant must be baptized and attend a First Communion Retreat to be scheduled.

Important Dates:

First Communion Retreat – Saturday, April 28th 2018
9:00 to Noon
First Reconciliation –  Saturday, May 5th 2018
 10:00 to Noon
First Communion Pictures by Harrington House Photography
Saturday, May 5th 2018 at 10:30 AM
First Communion – Sunday, May 6th 2018
Noon Mass