Along with the Sacrament of Baptism, First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. It is during First Holy Communion that we receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass.
We extend a special greeting to you if you are trying to find out more about First Holy Communion for yourself or your child.
If you are an adult who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, or if you are a baptized Catholic who never received First Holy Communion, please check out the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) page on our website. There you will find good information on the process and contact information for the person who can tell you more about it.
If you are visiting our site because your child is approaching second grade, or a little older, and you want to know the process for your child to receive First Holy Communion, welcome! We know what a busy and exciting time this is for your family and we want to assist you in raising your child in the faith. Visit our Parish School of Religion (PSR) page or contact the parish office at 614-873-8850 for more information.