Youth receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time are prepared through the PSR classes or with their classes at St. Francis Xavier School if they attend the day school. Both scenarios offer a family-centered program that includes attending one meeting of orientation and formation for each sacrament, workbooks that are completed together at home, and retreat days on parish grounds for the children and a parent.
Typically youth receive these sacraments during the second grade, but we are happy to accommodate children of any age. Youth are required to complete the Grade 1 program in the Parish School of Religion prior to receiving the sacrament.
Parents will work with their child to complete six sessions of the “Blessed” First Communion book.
Does your family have special considerations for celebrating this sacrament, or do you have a priest in the family who would like to concelebrate (assist the presider at the altar)? Let us know by completing the forms below.
First Communion sign ups
Sign-ups for First Communion 2022 will open in early spring. Parents will be notified when it’s time to sign up for the retreat and Mass.
Please contact Summer Kish, our director of religious education, in our Parish School of Religion office at 330-722-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or PSR secretary Donna McEwen at email@example.com for more information.