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First Communion Sacrament Information
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For all students in our Second Level of Religious Education Program
and Second Grade classrooms in our Parish School.

Schedule for First Communion 2018

First Communion Parent Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7 pm in Church

First Communion Parent and Child Activity
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Church

First Communion Family Mass and Breakfast
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9 am Mass

Communion Rehearsals
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7 pm in Church for 10 am Mass
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 pm in Church for 1 pm Mass

First Communion
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10 am and 1 pm in Church

First Communion Fee

The First Communion fee is $65

The fee covers the following:

  • Family breakfast.
  • A copy of your child’s First Communion Liturgy DVD with a portrait picture of your child on it.
  • A 5 x 7 picture of your child receiving Eucharist for the first time.
  • An 8 x 11 group picture.
  • The candle your child received at First Reconciliation.
  • The certificates for First Reconciliation and First Communion.
  • Flowers for the Church on the day of First Communion.

If you have 2 children participating in the First Communion program, your fee is $90. Both children will receive the items listed above. If you have 3 or more children, please see me.

All First Communion fees are due on or before
March 15, 2018.
Checks should be made out to St. Celestine Religious Education. The fee can be paid that evening or given to your child to bring to his/her teacher.

The fee can also be mailed to:

St. Celestine Parish - Office for Religious Education
3020 N. 76th Court
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

What should my child wear on the day of First Communion?

For the Boys: Dress slacks with a pastel or white shirt, with a tie. The boys can wear a suit, but this is an option. The suit or sport coat does not have to be a specific color.

For the Girls: A white or pastel dress. Veils are an option.

Please feel free to contact Julie McGuire, CRE at 708-453-2555 or if you have any questions regarding First Communion.

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