First Communion

The Sacrament of First Communion is for students in our Religious Education Program.

Preparation for First Communion involves gatherings and formation opportunities designed to deepen both the parent's and child's understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist as well as enabling parents to guide their children into gaining greater understanding and meaning of the Eucharist in their daily lives.


The Sacrament of Holy Communion is scheduled on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM and July 22, 2020 at 6:00PM.

Dear Parents and Guardians / Queridos Padres y Guardianes,

In Observance of the social distancing in the church, we require 2 guests per child.

Dress CodeCodigo de Vestimenta


When attending a First Communion keep in mind that you will be in a church. Therefore, you should wear attire that is church appropriate.

Cuando assite a una Primera Comunion, tenga en cuenta que estara en la iglesia, por lo tanto, debe usar una ropa apropiada para la Iglesia.   



  • White collared shirts, button-up white shirts / camisa blanca con cuello, camisa blanca con botones              

  • Ties – optional / corbata - opcional

  • Dark dress pants / pantalones de vestir oscuro

  • Dress shoes / zapato de vestir negro



  • White dress / vestido blanco

  • Dress white shoes / zapato de vestir blanco

Arrival On Time - Llegar A Tiempo


Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of Mass and is strongly encouraged you arrive by the time the doors are open as time is needed to greet and allow Ushers to seat you. Catechists will be on site to help direct and guide all of you. Doors will be close at the start of Mass. 

Las puertas se abriran 45 minutos antes del comienzo de la misa y le recomendamos que llegue cuando las puertas esten abiertas, ya que necesitamos tiempo para saludar y permitir que los ujieres los guien a su asiento. Las catequistas estaran en el sitio para ayudar a dirigir y guiar a todos ustedes.  Las puertas se cerraran al comienzo de la misa.


Masks – Mascara

Mask or face covering are required to be worn at all times.

Se require usar mascara en todo momento.

For more information, please contact the office 

847-433-1494 or email at

Para obtener mas informacion, comuniquese en la oficina, 847-433-1494 o al correo electronico a

Looking forward to celebrate the Sacrament of First Communion, a step closer to Jesus.

Deseando celebrar el Sacramento de la Primera Comunion, un paso mas cerca de Jesus.

July 15, 2020

First Communion Mass (First Batch)

July 22, 2020

First Communion Mass (Second Batch)

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