First Communion Practice Options:
|Thursday||05/11/2017||7:00pm||Queen of Angels||English|
|Saturday||05/13/2017||10:00am||Queen of Angels||English|
RCIA Adapted Only
Have the First Communicant sit on the center aisle of your pew for the entire Mass.
When going up to receive Communion, use the center aisle. When returning, use the outside aisle.
When you reach the priest for Communion, the family should create a semicircle around the First Communicant.
If you have family members that are not receiving Communion, please have them come up with the family, but cross their arms in front of their chest. The priest will give them a blessing.
We urge First Communicants and their families to take the cup at First Communion.
After receiving Communion, all should kneel and continue to kneel (unless there are medical issues) until Communion is completed and the priest is seated.
Baptized children in second grade and older are invited to prepare for the celebration of First Eucharist. Typically, children prepare and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist.
Parents may register their child for sacramental preparation when they attend the Parent Orientation Meeting the first day of their child’s Faith Formation class.
Readiness for sacramental preparation includes:
Child must show regular attendance at Faith Formation classes for the year prior to the sacrament (usually first grade) or be enrolled in Catholic school.
A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (if baptized) should accompany the child’s sacramental preparation request form. If non-baptized, a copy of their birth certificate will be required.
The child and at least one parent or guardian are required to attend one parent-child First Reconciliation workshop and one parent-child First Eucharist workshop.
Participation in a moderate amount of home-based instruction (materials and instructions provided)
Attendance of a rehearsal prior to the weekend when First Eucharist is celebrated
First Eucharist celebrations are usually held at both Emmaus Church and at Queen of Angels Chapel, in English and in Spanish, at regular weekend Masses in late April and early May. The dates of the rehearsals and liturgies are distributed to registered Faith Formation students.