Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

First Holy Communion

Families follow the yearly Religious Education Calendar
Children’s First Confession is February 7, 2017
First Holy Communion is May 7, 2017

First Penance Preparation

What is the Sacrament of Penance?
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in the Rite of Penance we read that the sacrament is a liturgical action. It is the Church’s opportunity to celebrate the presence of God in those areas of our lives needing conversion and forgiveness. It is one of the places in the life of the Church in which we are invited back to God.

First Communion Preparation


They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers…. Day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts . (Acts 2:42,46)

From the earliest days the community has gathered around the Eucharistic table. “Initiated into the Christian mystery by Baptism and Confirmation, Christians are fully joined to the Body of Christ in the Eucharist (National Catechetical Directory , # 120).

The Eucharist is of such importance in our lives as faithful people that the Second Vatican Council stated that the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life (Lumen Gentium, 11).”

Families attend the following gatherings

  • Reconciliation Family Gathering 6pm-8pm – November 15, 2016
  • Children’s First Reconciliation 7PM (Bilingual) – February 7, 2017
  • First Communion Family Gathering 6pm-8pm – April 25, 2017
  • Children’s First Holy Communion in May 9:30am & 11:30am Masses – May 7, 2017

First Sacrament Registration