First Communion

Frequently Asked Questions 

When is First Communion?

Depending on your child’s class assignment, First Communion will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 or Saturday, May 13, 2017.

 What do we need to know about the First Communion banner?

The banner *must* be made by the student.  Banners should be no larger than 14 inches wide by 20 inches long, and can be made from poster board, construction paper, burlap, felt, or any cloth material.  Please make certain the student’s name and teacher’s name are written somewhere on the banner.  For additional information, please reference your First Communion/First Penance packet.

 When do we have to arrive for First Communion?

Students need to meet in their classroom at 10:15 am.  The teachers and staff will line the children and prepare to process to the Church.  Mass begins promptly at 11:00 am.

 Where do we meet?

Students will meet in the school classrooms, as assigned at rehearsal (Rehearsal will be on the Thursday at 6:45 prior to First Communion).  Parents and other family members may proceed directly to the Church

 How long does the Mass last?

Mass will last until approximately 12:30 pm.

 How should my child dress?

Girls should wear white dresses with sleeves or a sweater with dress shoes.  First Communion cannot be distributed in the hand if gloves are worn.

 Boys should wear dress slacks, a dress shirt and tie, and dress shoes.

 Can we take pictures?

No photography is allowed in the Church or the Church vestibule.  You may, however, take photographs outside of the Church.  We will have  professional photographers taking candid shots during the Mass and a group picture.   Please complete and return the photography forms provided at rehearsal.

  What else do we need to know?

Immediately following the Mass and group pictures, there will be a reception in the gym. Please pick up your child’s First Communion certificate and turn in photography forms during the reception.