First Holy Communion Preparation

Preparing to receive Christ in communion with our classmates!

If you have a child preparing for First Holy Communion you will find announcements and links to documents and videos you will need to help your child complete their lessons.

First Communion Preparation Schedule At-A-Glance for 2024 is below. The 2025 schedule will be released shortly:

Date 2024 Event Instructions
January 31 Baptism Certificates Due Any child not baptized at SJV needs to turn in a Baptismal Certificate.
February 5
February 12
Enrichment Evenings
6:30 p.m. in the Church

Required to attend one of the
sessions
Child is invited to come to one of the events along with one or both parents and family. RSVP required.
March 1 to March 24
First Communion
Individual Appointmen
ts
Child and one or both parents will meet with a member of the Parish Pastoral Staff to review what has been learned. You will receive an email in late February with instructions on making this appointment.
April 21 Jesus Day
12:15 pm Mass until approx.
2:30 pm
This is a required retreat afternoon for the child and parent(s). We will reflect on the Eucharist during this time through various activities. Sign in will be in the Gathering Area.
April 26 First Communion Rehearsal
6:00-7:00
This rehearsal is mandatory for all children participating in the Large Group Ceremony. Begin in the Church, with each child in their assigned seat.
April 27 First Communion Ceremony
10 am Large Group
4:00 pm Small Group
First Communion will take place in the church beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Children are to be in their seats in the Chapel no later than 30 minutes prior to Mass. Parents are to drop them off and go to the church.

Important Dates

Jesus Day

First Communion Celebrations