F I R S T H O L Y C O M M U N I O N
First Holy Communion for Children
After Baptism, we continue our initiation into the Catholic faith by celebrating the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist is celebrated at different times and ages. Usually, the process begins at the age of 6 to 7. Preparation for this Sacrament has a requirement of at least three years.
- The child must be in at least the 2nd grade (to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion). The process is three years for elementary children. Children can begin their formation in the 1st grade.
- The first-year children will focus on the Word of God through the Sunday Gospel message.
- In the second year, the children will prepare for and receive their sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).
- In the third year, the children will prepare for and receive their sacrament of First Holy Communion.
For more information and/or questions: Please contact Mrs. Olivia Wiseman at (951) 781-9855 ext. 25.
The Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist and Blessed Sacrament, is the sacrament (the third of Christian initiation, the one that the Catechism of the Catholic Church says "completes Christian initiation") by which Catholics partake of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and participate in his one sacrifice.
The life of every Catholic, from childhood to adulthood, is about being formed in the image of Christ. Such a process of formation is always new and never ends! Attending Sunday Mass, daily prayer, conversation about Jesus and reading Scripture are essential. We need the Eucharist – the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ – to help us stand firmly with one another in our faith and become the followers of Christ that we are called to by our baptism. The family is the first forum in which the mission of evangelization takes place. Parents are recognized as having the primary responsibility for training their children in the practice of the faith (Vatican II, The Church in the Modern World.)
You are invited to register your children at our Catholic Children Faith Formation program where the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church will be taught. With your cooperation, the Children Faith Formation program will assist you in this sacred duty by providing opportunities for parents and children to develop their prayer lives and their formal understanding of the Catholic faith. We are looking forward to having your children in our program.