FIRST COMMUNION

At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1323)

2022-23 SACRAMENTAL DATES

FIRST COMMUNION REHEARSAL
Friday, May 5, 2023, 6pm
At least one parent must attend

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10am

 

Parents, please note! Students preparing for First Holy Communion require TWO years of religious education, per the Diocese of Harrisburg. Typically, this is grades 1 and 2.

For questions regarding the Sacrament of Holy Communion,
please contact Becky Messimer
email: prep@hspalmyra.com