First Holy Communion

Grades 1 – 6

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year process that typically begins in 1st grade with the children receiving these sacraments in May of their 2nd year.

In addition to attending Mass and participating in the Weekly At-Home Program and Family Events, children who are preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will have additional requirements.

Contact Seferina Del Valle with any questions about grades 2 – 6 sacramental preparation.

Year 1 Student Requirements

  1. Attend Sunday Mass
  2. Attend weekly classes
  3. Complete Year-1 journal
  4. Learn the prayers assigned to their grade level

Year 2 Student Requirements

  1. Attend Sunday Mass
  2. Attend weekly classes
  3. Complete Year-2 journal
  4. Participate in 2 parent/child Reconciliation retreats (one in October and one in November)
  5. Participate in 2 parent/child First Communion retreats (one in February and one in March)
  6. Learn the prayers assigned to their grade level.

First Communion Parent Requirements

  1. Take their children to Mass on Sundays
  2. Take their children to class weekly and on time
  3. Provide Birth Certificate of your child (by September 30)
  4. Provide Baptism certificate of your child (if baptized in another church, by September 30)
  5. Help their children with the completion of their journals and hand them over on time.
  6. Help their children learn and practice the prayers assigned to their level.
  7. Attendance at parent meetings (one in September, one in January)
  8. Attendance to parent/child retreats (2 reconciliation retreats and 2 first communion retreats)

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