First Communion

Watch First Communion Mass - Saturday, July 25, 2020
 


Information on 2020 First Communions for Children

Update on First Communion (7/7/20): There will NOT be a First Communion rehearsal; instead, there is a video that can be viewed that will walk you through the procedures. Please find the video below in both Spanish and English.  If you have any questions please call Mary Gentile at 828-699-7539.  

Video Rehearsal in English: https://youtu.be/EECiX62ZqwM
Video Rehearsal in Spanish: https://youtu.be/q3i5kZDNZrM

Schedule for First Communions
Due to the CDC's social distancing guidelines we have had to change the date for  First Communion to a special Mass just for First Communion children.

First Option: Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 AM (DATE FULL)
Saturday, July 25 - Arrival at 10:00 AM for First Communion Mass at 10:30 AM

Second Option: Saturday, August 8 at 10:30 AM (STILL OPEN)
Saturday, August 8 - Arrival 10:00 AM for First Communion Mass at 10:30 AM

Please contact Mary Gentile to signup for August 8 date or with any questions at 828-699-7539 or [email protected]

Parents:  please make sure your child is learning the First Communion Song sent by Katie Troline https://youtu.be/dtAAyG185w0 and viewing the YouTube "Sacrament 101 Eucharist, How we Receive" presented by Busted Halo.  For parents it would helpful if you would view the YouTube put out by TeachingCatholicKids.com - "5 Ways for Parents to Prepare their Children for First Holy Communion" by Cindy Coleman.  This will take the place of the parent retreat we all missed and should be very helpful to your children.  

 


GENERAL INFORMATION ON FIRST COMMUNIONS

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" (Jn 6:51-55).  

 First Eucharist for Children

Requirements 

  • The child must have been baptized Catholic (if your child was baptized in another Christian faith, please see the RCIA section).  Please provide a copy of his/her Catholic baptismal certificate to the church office at registration. We cannot register any child in our sacramental preparation program without the baptismal certificate.
  • The child must be in the 2nd to 5th Grade, and be at least seven years old by the date of enrollment (if your child is in the 6th grade or higher and has not received his/her First Communion, please see the RCIA section).
  • The child must enroll in our Faith Formation Program and be able to attend the classes on a regular basis. 
  • Our archdiocese requires that the family must live within parish boundaries or be registered parishioners in our parish. If your family is not yet registered, please do so. 
  • At least one parent is encouraged to attend the ALPHA program.

For more information on first sacraments (reconciliation and communion) preparation for children contact Mary Gentile, Faith Formation Coordinator at 770-641-9720 Ext. 253.


Eucharistic Preparation for Adults
Adults over 18, non-baptized adults, and baptized Catholics who desire to embrace the Catholic faith and receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation are invited to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA.)
 

Contact 
 

Mary Gentile

Faith Formation Coordinator

770-641-9720 Ext. 253
Private Number: 828-699-7539

Email Mary