First Penance/First Communion Preparation
First Communion is an important moment in the life of a Catholic child! First Communion preparation usually happens in 2nd grade, with students receiving Communion for the first time in the Spring.
First Communion preparation is currently happening at home, with parent resources in Google Classroom. Click the Faith Formation Page for more information: https://protocathedral.org/faith-formation
View this year’s First Reconciliation Parent Presentation: https://youtu.be/eGEAgakoAgI
How do I register my child for First Communion?
Fill out our First Penance and First Communion 2020-2021 Registration Form
Students must be baptized.
Students must be at least 7 years old on May 2, 2021 (First Communion Sunday). Normally, students are in 2nd grade and turning 8 years old.
Students must have prior religious education. Normally this means they participated in last year’s 1st grade class. If you have questions about this, contact the Parish Office. If your older student needs First Communion, fill out the form – they may not necessarily join the 2nd grade class, depending on their age.
If you have an older student (4th grade or older) who needs to prepare for his or her First Communion, contact the Parish Office.
How much does it cost?
For parishioners, $30 a student, with an optional family maximum of $100.
You don’t have to pay extra for First Communion or Confirmation, it’s just one fee for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation, regardless of program. The cost covers their workbook and classroom supplies. Scholarships are available, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
For non-parishioners, $100 a student. This more closely reflects the true cost per student; we’re able to subsidize the cost for parishioners, as they support the parish through their stewardship in other ways.
In 2021, First Communion is:
May 2, 2021 at the 11am Mass
Our monthly Eucharistic Adoration devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary begins on the First Friday of the month after the 12:10 pm Mass and the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament goes until the next day, Saturday at 9am. If you would like to sign up to Adore Christ for one hour please contact the Parish Office.