First Communion at St. Mary's

Dear Parents,

The following is some of the important information that you will need for all of the events leading up to your child's First Communion in 2022.

First Penance

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

We will be holding First Penance on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in the upper church. There will be three times available on that day (4:00pm, 4:30pm, and 5:00pm) These times have not been assigned yet but will be sometime in December. Please keep the day open.

Each child must be accompanied by a parent. You will remain with them until he/she has received the Sacrament of Penance. As soon as they do, he/she will be free to leave.

First Eucharist 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 12:00pm
Last names beginning A-J

Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 12:00pm
Last names beginning K-Z

Required Dress for First Communion

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

BOYS: white pants, white shirt, white tie, 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 the 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, free of charge. If you would like to purchase additional pictures, you will communicate directly with the photographer.

Thanks so much for your patience and cooperation with all of this. You will hear much more from me as time goes on. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at 508-528-1450.

Karen Ackles