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First Communion

First Communion

Preparation for First Communion is a two year process and begins when the child begins first grade. Children in older grades will receive religious formation classes at their grade level and will receive the sacrament after two years. Family mass attendance is required to participate in the program. Children who will receive First Communion must be registered by September 30th, 2011. A Baptismal certificate must be submitted with the registration form. Children cannot attend classes until the Baptismal certificate has been recorded.

First Communion Parent Requirements

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a family affair at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Parents are their children's first teachers and examples of faith. With that in mind, we require regular weekly attendance at Mass, and attendance at four events which are an integral part of our Sacramental preparation program: One parent orientation, two parent catechesis workshops, and one Benediction Service prior to receiving First Communion. Attendance to these meetings is mandatory for at least one parent. All of these meetings will begin at 7:29 SHARP, please arrive by 7:15 so you may sign in and find a seat.

Dress Code for First Communion Mass

Girls: Long or short white dresses. No spaghetti straps. Veils are permitted as long as they are pinned back. White flat shoes or sandals.

Boys: White, long sleeve dress shirts and white tie. Black or Navy dress pants. No dark jackets. All white suits are also acceptable.

Children may not wear gloves or carry rosaries, prayer books during the Mass.


The First Communion Form is required by Good Shepherd catholic Church office.  Download the file below and fill out the requested information.  Please fill in completely.



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