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 no later than October. A Baptismal certificate must be submitted with the registration form. Children cannot attend classes until the Baptismal certificate has been recorded.

First Communion Family Requirements

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a family affair at St. John Neumann. 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 various gatherings which are an integral part of our Sacramental preparation program. Attendance to these meetings is mandatory, and we will not offer make-up sessions.

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.

Parent Orientation (MANDATORY FOR ALL)

  • September 20 th or September 21 st @ 7:29PM in Resurrection Hall


  • Saturday, October 2 nd from 9am to 1pm in Resurrection Hall; or
  • Saturday, February 26 th from 9am to 1pm in Resurrection Hall

Interactive Church Tour: (FIRST YEAR FAMILIES ONLY)

  • Saturday, December 4th 1PM in Main Sanctuary
  • Saturday, December 11 th @1PM in Main Sanctuary

Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: (SECOND YEAR FAMILIES ONLY)

  • Wednesday, March 30th 7pm SHARP in Main Sanctuary