First Communion

First CommunionThe Eucharist, which Catholics believe is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, is the central focus of the Catholic faith since it is Jesus Himself. Therefore, being able to receive the Eucharist for the first time is called “First Communion” or First Holy Communion.

First Communion is a very special moment in the life of a Catholic. For this reason, there is a period of preparation that must take place before an individual is able to receive their First Communion, and specific requirements accompany the process.

Children preparing to receive First Communion may enroll in our Religious Education program. Preparatory classes are taught by our religious education instructors, and periodic meetings between parents, students, and instructors are held throughout the year. For more information, please contact our Religious Education office. Adults who wish to receive their First Communion may enroll in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program (RCIA). To enroll, please contact the rectory.