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 2018.

Beginning after Easter major renovations to install an elevator in the church will begin. We are unsure as to what stage the construction will be in during that time. We want to be sure that everyone will be comfortable and able to participate fully in the Mass so we have made the decision to hold First Communion on two days. Hopefully sending this information out early will allow you to schedule these dates and avoid any conflicts.

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

First Penance

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Penance is being held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 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 3, 2018

Morning With Jesus is being held in the school. Children are to arrive by 8:30 a.m. and report to the room that they have been assigned to (assignments will be given out at a later date). We can no longer have them bring a snack, as we have so many of our friends with allergies. If you feel that your child needs a water bottle, that will be fine. Please have them eat a good breakfast before they come. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.

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

First Eucharist

Saturday, April 28, 2018 and Saturday, May 5, 2018

Students are divided up alphabetically by last names:

  • Last names A-F: Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am
  • Last names G-M: Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am
  • Last names N-Z: Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 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.