The Eucharist is the living bread from Heaven. The Eucharist is the Real, True, and Substantial Presence of Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. After His Resurrection, it was in the breaking of the bread that Jesus’ disciples recognized Him. In receiving the Eucharist, we become the Body of Christ. We are transformed and are united with our brothers and sisters in Holy Communion. Receiving the Eucharist is the foretaste or promise of what God has in store for us in Heaven.

Preparation Requirements

St. Catherine of Siena offers preparation(Sacramental Sessions) for Reconciliation and Communion to children in 2nd grade and higher.

They MUST be in their 2nd consecutive year of religious education. The preparation is in addition to the regular religious education class and they must be attending Mass with family at St. Catherine of Siena.

Sacramental Sessions are interactive and at least ONE parent is required to be with the child/youth the entire session.
Students must prepare and receive Reconciliation prior to Communion preparations. Attendance at all of the sessions is required.
A copy of the Baptism Certificate is required; Please send a copy by email to

First Holy Communion Registration

Registration for this year is closed.

First Holy Communion Registration

Preparation Fee

The Sacramental Preparation fee is $75.00. To pay now, click here.

First Holy Communion Prep. Sessions

First Holy Communion Prep. Schedule for 2024

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First Holy Communion Parent Handbook

We are truly excited to be able to support you in preparing your child for the
first time they will receive the sacred body and precious blood of our Lord
Jesus Christ.  We look forward to continuing this sacramental journey with your family.

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