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First Communion

Students customarily receive their First Holy Communion in May of their second grade year, upon the completion of a special two-year program which begins in the fall of their first grade year.  The program also prepares them to make their First Confession prior to their First Holy Communion.

Adults who are in need of the sacrament of the Eucharist should contact the Director of Faith Formation, or one of our priests or deacons, for more information on preparing to receive this sacrament.

Registration Information

Students enrolled in Faith Formation classes at Sacred Heart will automatically be registered for First Penance and First Communion.

All Catholic school and homeschool students preparing to receive the sacraments must register for First Holy Communion in the Fall of their second grade year.  Please register your child(ren) online here.

Important Dates for First Communion 2023

Parent Meeting
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall

First Penance
Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 am in the Church

First Communion Rehearsal
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm in the Church

First Communion Mass
Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 am in the Church
Reception to follow in Parish Hall

For more information on preparing to receive First Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Church, contact Nicole Filipowski, Director of Faith Formation, online here or at 703-590-0256.