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2023-2024 First Communion Information



Welcome to our first communion program for the 2023-2024 year. Here is some basic information to help prepare your children and your family for this beautiful sacrament and ceremony:  


Date and Time: We have decided to hold two first communion liturgies so that more family and friends can participate without it being so crowded. Here is how we will organize them:  

  • Ms. Karner and Ms. Principi’s classes: Sunday April 28th, 2024 

  • Mrs. Bellantino and Mrs. Clara’s classes: Sunday May 5th, 2024


Both first communion services are at 2:00 pm.  Deadline for registration forms is Friday November 24th. 


We are holding a special baptism ceremony January 21st at 2:00 pm: Children who are not baptized Catholic will need to be baptized or officially received into the church before they receive first communion. We have set aside Sunday January 21st at 2:00 pm to do this. In order to be baptized into the church they will need at least one sponsor (godparent) who is someone other than their immediate parents. There is a checkbox on the form, you will be contacted with more information about the 21st.


Faith Formation and Instruction: Children at St. Alexander school will receive instruction in the basics of Catholicism and prayer from their teachers in the school. In addition, I would like the children to join us for 5 special 1st communion evenings after the 5:00 pm mass on Saturdays. This evening will include a video for the children from Dynamic Catholics “Blessed” program and a discussion of the book This is my Body by Bishop Robert Barron. All are available free of charge. Each evening begins with our parish Mass at 5:00 pm followed by an evening of discussion for the adults and a video on first communion for the children. Here are the dates we have in mind:

  • Saturday October 14th

  • Saturday November 11th

  • Saturday January 13th

  • Saturday February 10th

  • Saturday April 13th.


First Confession: Children will have the opportunity to go to confession with their class for the first time on Friday before the first communion ceremony at 5:00 pm in the Church: 

  • Ms. Karner and Ms. Principi’s classes: Friday April 26th, 2024 

  • Mrs. Bellantino and Ms. Clara’s classes: Friday May 3rd, 2024


The children will also join us on Friday afternoon before first communion for a rehearsal and a demonstration on how to go to confession. There is no need to register in advance for first confession, reminders will be sent out once you register.


 As part of the registration process you will receive weekly updates about the parish and, when necessary, reminders about first communion and first confession. In addition to our overview, we are attaching our 2023-2024 strategic plan. Hope you get involved! There is no cost to our first communion program.  

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