First Eucharist / Primera Comunión

Preparation for First Eucharist is not preparation for one day when your child gets to dress up, have a party and a great great picture with our Pastor. Preparation for First Eucharist is about nurturing your child’s relationship with Jesus. It’s about drawing your child deeper into our Church family through participation in weekly Mass and building relationships with other children and families. These relationships and frequent reception of the Eucharist are what will carry them on their journey as a lifelong disciple of Christ. We look forward to getting to know your whole family

What if I don’t have a DVD player? You can access the videos here. All the videos have great Spanish subtitles!

Si no tiene un reproductor de DVD, puede acceder los videos aquí. Todos los videos tienen subtítulos en Español

We will be continuing to use the Blessed series from Dynamic Catholic. Each child will receive a workbook, leader guide (for parents), and a DVD set. Children should write in their workbook. When children attend their “Show & Tell” at the end of 6 weeks they may return the DVDs and Leader Guide so they can be used by next year’s class.

Continuaremos usando la serie Blessed de Dynamic Catholic. Cada niño recibirá un libro de trabajo, una guía para lideres (para los padres) y un juego de DVD. Los niños deben escribir en su libro de trabajo. Cuando los niños asisten a su “Mostrar y contar” (Show & Tell) al final de las 6 semanas, pueden devolver los DVD y la guía del líder para que puedan ser utilizados por la clase del proximo año.


First Eucharist meeting for Parents to pick up materials on Sunday, February 12 at 1:30pm in the Church. 
 We are looking forward to meeting with parents in both English and Spanish as you begin to prepare your child to receive their First Communion. Children do not need to attend this meeting.

  • At this meeting you will receive your First Eucharist materials
  • Everything you need to help your child prepare for his/her “Show & Tell” (interview)
  • Tips and support for bringing your child to Mass
  • An updated calendar (you can also view the calendar below)

Sesion de Primera Eucharistia para Padres e Hijos:  Domingo, 12 de Febrero de 1:30-2:30pm en el gimnasio.

  • En esta reunión van a recibir los materiales para la primera eucharistia 
  • Todo lo que se necesita para ayudar preparar a su hijo para su entrevista
  • Consejos y apoyos para traer a su hijo a misa
  • Oportunidad de conocer otros padres que puedan apoyarlo 
  • Un calendario

The Best Way to Prepare your Child for First Eucharist is to bring your child to Mass. It’s ok if your child doesn’t like to sit still or be quiet, most kids don’t. But they will get better and better at it with practice. We want them here with us. Here are some tools to help you do that.

  • Check the schedule to see if Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be offered at the Mass you plan to attend.
  • Bring spiritual books! We have many books for children in our Parish library in the Parish Center. Here are some favorites you can also purchase.
  • Pre-Game with videos like these from Catholic Kids Media or Holy Heroes that help your child know about the readings each week.
  • Get into the routine. Plan out at the beginning of the month when you’re going to Mass. Do you have special clothes to wear, people to sit with or visit afterwards? Do you always get donuts after Mass? Make it a special family time your children look forward to.
  • Continue to learn yourself. Coming up is a webinar called “Mass: Why it is truly the Power Hour” with Fr Mike Schmitz. You can register for that here. Also check our resources through our Formed subscription.


We will not be holding “interviews” this spring. Rather a team of adults from our parish who love Jesus, the Eucharist and children will be here on two Monday nights to meet with your child so your child can SHOW them their work and TELL them about their relationship with Jesus and their experience of the Mass. You can use this Study Guide or the one below to help your child prepare. Your child should come with their workbook completed.

La Mejor Manera de Preparar as su Hijo para la Primera Communion es llevarlo a Misa. Esta bien si a su hijo no le gusta quedarse quieto o callado, a la mayoría de los niños no les gusta. Pero mejoraran cada vez más con la practica. Los queremos aquí con nosotros. Aquí hay algunas herramientas para ayudarle a hacer eso.

  • Consulte el horrario para ver si la Liturgia de la Palabra para niños se ofrecerá en la misa a la planea asistir. 
  • Trae libros espirituales! Tenemos muchos libros para niños en nuestra biblioteca parroquial en el Centro Parroquial. Aquí hay Algunos favoritos que también puedes comprar .
  • Mostrales videos como estos de Catholic Kids Media o Holy Heroes que ayuden a su hijo a conocer las lecturas de cada semana
  • Entra en la rutina. Planifique a principios de mes cuando vaya a misa. Tiene ropa especial para ponerse, personas con las que sentarse o visitar después? Que sea un momento familiar especial que sus hijos esperan con ansias


Your child’s First Communion Day is a wonderful time to buy them presents that will help in their friendship with Jesus.  We will be having a Catholic Gift Shop open at Church on April 22-23 and April 29-30 to help you with your shopping. Please also consider looking at these sites for gift ideas that your kids will actually use! Please don’t buy your kid a gift that looks pretty but will just gather dust!

Catholic Etsy for kids has so many creative gift ideas. Check it out here.

If you are an adult seeking information about joining the catholic church, if you were raised catholic but never received the sacraments of First Reconciliation or First Eucharist, or if you are looking for information about First Reconciliation or First Eucharist for an older child or a teen-ager you should look into the RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults), or our RCIA(afc) programs.