The Sacrament of First Communion is for students in our Religious Education Program and Parish School.

Preparation for First Communion involves gatherings and formation opportunities designed to deepen both the parent and child understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist as well as enabling parents to guide their child into gaining greater understanding and meaning of the Eucharist in their daily lives.

This sacrament is celebrated with the family in the month of April or May.

If you would like information regarding this sacrament, please contact Ruthanne Swiatkowski, Director of Religious Education at 708-452-­0150 / or Mary Morvay, Coordinator of Religious Education at 708-453-­5719 /

St. Celestine Site – First Communion Schedule / Information 2019-2020

  • First Communion Parent Meeting
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7 PM in the Church
  • First Communion Parent and Child Activity
    Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Church
  • First Communion Family Mass and Brunch
    Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Mass at 10:30 AM in the Church and Brunch at 11:30 AM in the School Gym / Annex
  • First Communion Rehearsals
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7 PM in the Church (for 10 AM Mass)
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7 PM in the Church (for 1 PM Mass)
  • First Communion
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10 AM and 1 PM in the Church

Important Dates for First Reconciliation / First Communion (PDF)

First Communion Mass Preference Letter / Form (PDF)

St. Cyprian Site – First Communion Schedule 2019-2020

  • First Reconciliation and First Communion Parent Meeting
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 PM in the School Building
  • First Communion Rehearsal
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11 AM in the Church
  • First Communion
    Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 11 AM in the Church

First Communion Fee

The First Communion fee is $65 which covers Sacramental materials, certificates, the First Communion Family Breakfast and First Communion pictures.

The First Communion fee is due on or before January 31, 2020. Checks should be made out to St. Mother Theodore Guerin Religious Education.

Checks may be submitted or mailed to the Religious Education Office:

St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish
St. Celestine Church – Office for Religious Education

3020 North 76th Court
Elmwood Park, Illinois 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 that is optional. 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.