Preparation for First Eucharist (Communion)

Children should be at least 7 years old. In addition to these Immediate Preparation Meetings, children should be enrolled in some form of regular Religious Education (e.g., the Sunday Morning Program, the Family Program or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd either here at St. John’s or at another parish, or attend a Catholic school) both the year they receive the sacrament and the year before.

There are two (2) PREPARATION MEETINGS  for parent and child.  

The first meeting will be held on Sunday morning at Wilde Lake High School at the same time as your child’s usual class.  For students in English-speaking classes the date is Sunday, December 3, 2017.  For students in Spanish-speaking classes the date is Sunday, December 10, 2017.

The second meeting will be at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Rm 4.  For students in English-speaking classes the date is Sunday, April 15, 2018.  For students in Spanish-speaking classes the date is Sunday, April 22, 2018.

A Spanish First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 10am at WLIFC.

 

An English First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 10am at WLIFC.

First Communion Song – Our God is Here:  You can access the video and practice by going to  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w_pXdT_cNk


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