First Communion at St. Mary's

The following is all of the information that you will need for all of the events leading up to your child's First Communion in 2019.

Please note that there is only one day for First Communion. Practices will be held before First Communion. That information will be sent out at a later date.

If at any time you have any questions, please give us a call at 508-528-1450 or email me at reled.director@stmarysfranklin.org.

First Penance

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

First Penance is being held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 4:00 pm in the upper church. Each child must be accompanied by a parent. Please remain in the church until your child has received the Sacrament of Penance. As soon as they do, he/she is free to leave.

Morning with Jesus

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Morning With Jesus is being held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in the lower church. Children are to arrive by 8:30 am. We can no longer have them bring a snack, as we have so many of our friends with allergies. Please have them eat a good breakfast before they come. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am.

Many volunteers are needed for this morning. If you are available to be a classroom monitor (no teaching is involved), please contact me at reled.director@stmarysfranklin.org.

First Eucharist

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students are divided up alphabetically by last names:

  • Last names A-F: Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am
  • Last names G-Z: Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Please have your child in the lower church one-half hour before the First Communion begins.

Required Dress for First Communion

Girls: white dress, white veil or wreath of flowers (optional), no sneakers, no gloves

Boys: white pants, white shirt, white ties, white jacket (not mandatory but if they do wear a jacket it must be white), no sneakers

Photography at First Communion

Out of respect for the dignity and holiness of this Liturgy, no photography, or videography is allowed until after Mass. Please respect the parish's desire to celebrate this sacrament without distraction and with everyone participating fully in prayer.

A professional photographer will be at each of the First Communions to take a picture of your child as he/she receives Jesus for the first time. This picture is a gift from the parish, therefore, is free of charge. If you would like additional pictures, you will communicate directly with the photographer.