Kids and Youth

First Communion

What a gift it is to be able to encounter Christ through the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion! We are happy to welcome you and assist in any way we can. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions.

First Communion traditionally takes place when children are in the 2nd Grade. We encourage families with children in 3rd Grade through High School who haven't received their First Communion to register those children for preparation as well.

When registering children in 2nd through 7th Grade, they will need to be enrolled in the Family Faith Formation program to receive their First Communion. Each family only needs to fill out one family registration form for both Family Faith Formation and First Communion. Be sure to follow the directions to add additional entries for more than one child. In the payment section, you will need to check both boxes for Family Faith Formation and First Communion for the appropriate number of children you are registering.

For First Communion preparation, we have combined sacrament preparation classes with the Family Faith Formation program to make it easier for families with multiple children. With the exception of a few extra parent meetings, the First Communion calendar will follow the same calendar as the Family Faith Formation program.

For program questions, contact Mary Henson at 815-633-6311 or email