First Communion

Preparation for First Communion is a shared ministry with parents, children and catechists (teachers). Children in the second grade and older are fully initiated into the celebration of the Mass through scripture stories and prayer experiences. Child/parent sessions are held four Tuesday evenings starting in January and run through April. Children receive First Communion at parish Masses on the last weekend in April and the first weekend of May.
Children who are preparing for the Sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion are also enrolled in Faith Formation programs.

Adult catechists (teachers) for First Communion preparation meet every other month for planning and prayer.
For more information, contact: Kristie Altman kristie@stmargaretmary.org or call (407) 647-5171.