First Holy Communion is celebrated by second-grade children and their parents in the spring. Our sacramental preparation process is carried out through a partnership between parents and the parish. Parents fulfill eight simple lessons with their child. Each lesson takes about 30 minutes. The lessons can be found in the text Eucharist: We Give Thanks and Praise published by RCL Benziger. The parish provides a workbook for each child. Parents can access an online teaching guide to help them fulfill the lessons with their child. All materials are provided and explained by the Director of Lifelong Formation and Education during two parent meetings. The child and at least one parent also participate in two workshops that utilize a number of stories and activities to review content about the sacrament and rehearse with the children. Childcare is provided during the parent meetings and for the workshops if parents request it. There is no fee for this service. First Holy Communion is celebrated at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
First Communion Workshop Photos
Our second graders enjoy baking bread as part of their preparation for First Communion. Parish “grandmas” baked the bread for our First Communicants.
Second graders paint keepsake plates as a remembrance of their coming First Communion.