First Holy Communion

2019 – 2020 First Reconciliation & Holy Communion Preparation

Dates to Record on Your Family Calendar

Welcome to an exciting year filled with new possibilities for encounter with Jesus!

Monday, January 27, 2020 –  First Communion Registration DUE (form available on cathedral website)

Tuesday, February 18 – Celebration of First Reconciliation, 7:00 PM in the cathedral – We intend to have several priests present to hear individual confessions. Parents are encouraged to receive the Sacrament. We have been told by those who accepted our invitation, that the experience was very meaningful; they truly encountered God’s merciful and healing presence. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).

Tuesday, April 28 – Banner DUE and Rehearsal for First Communion Mass

Banner – This is an at home family project. A starter kit will be provided in late February or early March. Directions and ideas will be posted on the Cathedral website. Banners may be returned early, to the rectory. Please ensure the banner is dry and all pieces are secure as we will not be able to make repairs. Late banners cannot be hung.

Rehearsal for Mass – First Communicants only, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, enter through DOOR 26.

Saturday, May 2 – Mass for the Celebration of First Communion

10:30 AM – First Communicants ARRIVE, SEATED in Room A and READY for procession. Parents, proceed to the cathedral and be seated in your ½ reserved pew (assigned by lottery drawing).

11:00 AM – Mass beings with Procession of First Communicants and Ministers of the Altar – First Communicants will process and sit together in the front pews. Cathedral lights will remain on 30 minutes after Mass for family photos, Ground Floor Only. Pick up your First Communicant’s individual photos after Mass in Commons Room C. (Professional photographers will be taking photos of each child as he or she is receiving Holy Communion. Please keep all electronic devices turned off during Mass.)

                                 First Holy Communion Attire Guidelines


  • White dress: knee length, covered shoulders & back.
  • White veil or flower crown.
  • White anklets or tights.
  • White dress shoes.
  • No gloves or wrist corsages.


  • Black or dark navy blue slacks (NO suit jackets or tuxedos).
  • White shirt (long or short sleeves).
  • Black or dark navy blue tie (solid color).
  • Black dress shoes.



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