First Holy Communion

To share in communion for the first-time children must have “sufficient knowledge and careful preparation so as to understand the mystery of Christ according to their capacity” (Code of Canon Law 913). Readiness is "determined in consultation among Priest, Parents/Guardians, Catechists, and child." 

In addition to the above, preparation for these sacraments includes the following: 

• Registration in STA parish or permission from your Pastor to receive the Sacrament/s at STA 

• Receipt of a copy of the Child’s Baptismal Certificate 

• Attendance scheduled Religious Education classes and Communion Retreat

• Attendance at Weekly Mass is expected

• Knowledge of all required prayers and understanding of the Eucharist Preparation Text 

• Readiness to receive the Sacrament 

• Parent/s’ attendance at the Parent Sacrament Forum

• Minimal absences (no more than 3)

*Application & Fee $65

St Thomas the Apostle Parish holds First Holy Communion at our Sunday Masses, the 3 weeks following Easter Sunday. After all paperwork is handed into the PREP Office, a link to sign up for a Sunday Mass will be emailed to the parents. This year Mass sign ups dates are below:

Saturday, April 23rd @ 5PM Mass

Sunday, April 24th @ 9 Am Mass & 11:30 AM Mass

Saturday, April 30th @ 5PM Mass

Sunday, May 1st @ 9AM Mass & 11:30 AM Mass

Saturday, May 7th @ 5PM Mass

Sunday, May 8th @ 9AM Mass & 11:30 Mass