First Holy Communion
All children who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, regardless of theirage, must first be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Please see the First Reconciliation page for information regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Two years of preparation is necessary prior to receiving the sacrament of Communion. This is typically in 1st and 2nd grade, with First Communion being received in April or May of the 2nd grade year.
The sacramental preparation plan for those children in grades 3-8 who have had little or no prior religious education will be determined on an individual basis. This may include attending regular RE classes with their age-mates, separate sacrament preparation classes, and/or lessons to be completed with parents at home.
Contact Cathy Gillooly in the Religious Education Office at 630-554-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns about First Holy Communion.
Important First Communion Dates
First Communion Parent Meeting:
Parents of 2nd grade children who will be receiving First Communion in April of 2024 must attend a meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 7 to 8 PM. At least one parent must attend this important meeting.
Parent & Child Retreat:
At least one parent is expected to attend with your child for one of the following Retreats: March 2, 2024 OR March 9, 2024
Both retreats are being held on Saturdays from 3:30 to 6:00 PM at St. Anne Parish and will conclude with the families attending the 5:00 Mass.
Students will go on a tour of the Church during their regular class time the week of April 8 – 10, 2024. Parents are welcome but not required to participate.
First Communion Rehearsal:
Rehearsals will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 4:30 and 6:00 PM. A parent (or other responsible adult) must attend with the child.
First Communion Masses:
The First Communion Masses are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.