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First Communion



1 year

About the Course

“First Holy Communion. Having become a child of God clothed with the garment, the neophyte is admitted ‘to the marriage supper of the Lamb’ and receives the food of the new life, the body and blood of Christ. The Easter Churches maintain a lively awareness of the unity of Christian initiation by giving Holy Communion to all the newly baptized and confirmed, even little children, recalling the Lord’s words: ‘Let the children come to me, do not hinder them.’ The Latin Church, which reserves admission to Holy Communion to those who have attained the age of reason, expresses the orientation of Baptism to the Eucharist by having the newly baptized child brought to the altar for the praying of the Our Father.” CCC 1244

At St. Luke, First Communion preparation can take about a year. We require our first communicants to go thought some sort of preparation before receiving this sacrament. To sign up for these preparation courses please go the Religious Education tab and sign up for classes. First communicants are typically 1st or 2nd grade. If your child is outside the age bracket of first communicants please give the parish office a call at 630-668-1325 or email us at

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