First Communion

First Communion Info


Dear Parents,


This is an important time in your child’s life! They will be receiving 2 Sacraments this year, the Sacraments of Reconciliation (First Confession) and the Eucharist (First Holy Communion).


As we help them prepare for these Sacraments, please help us by practicing the following prayer at home. It is a good prayer for them to know by heart before their First Confession. We will be practicing it in class, but saying it at home before bedtime or before Mass would really help them memorize it. 


Act of Contrition


O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. And I detest all my sins because of your just punishment. But most of all, because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to offend no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen


Important Dates to Remember:


Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017             First Reconciliation - Meet at 6:30 pm - Starts at 7:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018             Parent Meeting about First Communion

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018     Parent Meeting about First Communion

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018      * Mandatory First Communion Liturgy Rehearsal

                                                     for both Wed & Sun Students, 6:00 pm

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018          First Communion Pictures at 8:30 am and

                                                  * Mandatory Dress Rehearsal at 9:00 am

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018           First Communion Celebration - 2:00 pm Mass

                                                   Students meet in 3rd grade classroom at 1:30pm

                                                   Cookies & punch reception to follow in Parish Hall.

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018           Children's Mass & May Crowning - 10:30am Mass

                                                  - First Communicants come dressed in their attire


* The Liturgy Rehearsals on the Wednesday and Saturday before First Communion are mandatory. Plan now to miss that soccer game. Only family emergencies will be allowed as an excused absence. Your child needs to be at these rehearsals so they know what to do at First Communion. Mark it on your calendar now. 


And, just as a friendly reminder, it is very important that your child attend class and Mass each week. As we help prepare them to receive Jesus in the Eucharist, please remember that they will learn much more from you and your good example. 



Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to this special time with your children!



Jenny VanLeeuwen - Wednesday 

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