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1st Communion Preparation

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10:00 a.m. (Has Class on Sun)
1:00 p.m. (Has Class on Wed)

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Request for First Holy Communion

General Information

Scheduling Information - All First Holy Communion candidates students may request to be scheduled  for either Saturday July 25, 2020 at 1:00pm or Saturday September 19 at 1:00pm. Please fill out the First Holy Communion request form and send your request to

First Communion students should arrive 1 Hour early in the lower church. This will give ample time for attendance, review of the ceremony, and pictures.

Reception of Communion - The students will receive communion first, one at a time, afterwards, families will be invited up to receive.

1st Communion Dress Code

Many parents have been asking about what the proper dress code for the First Eucharist would be. The ancient tradition is to wear white in remembrance of our Baptism as First Communion is also a Sacrament of Initiation. White reminds us of our purity and desire to live in Heaven. We will follow the following guidelines this year:

  • White shirt and white tie
  • Suit or dress pants and blazer (White is preferred)
  • Dress shoes (Not tennis shoes/sneakers)
  • Girls:
  • White dress
  • Veils are optional
  • No gloves (They cannot receive the Eucharist with gloves)
  • It is important to remember that the day is about 1st Eucharist and not about the clothes. It is good to remind your children that they are dressing up to remind them of the importance of the day (not simply to be adorable).

    One of the dangers of enforcing formal dress codes can be that it might alienate families who may have financial difficulties. We do not want to put pressure on families to buy new suits, dresses, shoes, etc. We do have a great collection of dresses, suits,shoes, and veils that have been donated to assist those in need . We just ask families to dry clean the outfit before returning it.