First Communion

We are excited that your child is ready to prepare to receive Jesus, present in the Eucharist,  for the first time!

In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The whole Christ is truly present -- body, blood, soul, and divinity -- under the appearances of bread and wine, the glorified Christ who rose from the dead. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the "Real Presence" of Christ in the Eucharist.

Mandatory Meeting


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Who is eligible for First Communion classes?

There is a program for students ages 7-13 and a program for students age 14-17


How long is the program?

This is a one to two year program, depending on the child/teen's readiness determined at the in-person assessments.


When is class?

Classes for students age 7-13 are parent-led, using an online curriculum and one in-person meeting one Thursday per month.

Classes for students age 14-17 are in-person two times per month on Wednesday evening

Additional in-person family events throughout the year 

Sunday Mass (or Saturday Vigil Mass) and Holy Days of Obligation attendance is expected as per Precepts of the Church.


Are there prerequisites?

Students age 7-13 are expected to know the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be before Sacramental Preparation begins.

Students age 14-17 are expected to know the Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Apostle’s Creed before Sacramental Preparation begins.


When are Sacraments received?

Sacraments are received when the child/teen is ready, after in-person assessments


Are classes offered in Spanish?


Prepárate Para la Primera Comunión


For questions, contact:

Rosalbaa at: or call 925-667-4097