What is First Holy Communion?
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.
- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1323
1st Holy Communion is a two year process typically beginning in 1st Grade. Classes are held Wednesdays during Religious Education times (4:30pm session or 6:30pm session).
1st Year Preparation: During the 1st year of preparation classes will focus on learning common prayers such as Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, etc. As well as learning about the life of Jesus.
2nd Year Preparation: During the 2nd Year of preparation classes will focus on the details of the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion. The participants will receive 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion during this year.
Registration begins in August and classes begin in September.
Please contact the Parish Office at 635-5800 for more information.