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.

Important Dates for First Communion 2024

First Penance Parent Meeting
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall

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

First Communion Parent Meeting
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall

First Communion Retreat
Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Communion Mass
Saturday, May 11 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.