Along with the Sacrament of Baptism, First Holy Communion is one of our three sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments of initiation that we become full members of the Church. It is during First Holy Communion that we receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar. For us as Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist at Mass.
First Holy Communion classes are open to all students in the 2nd grade and begin in September and last until April. We ask that you provide a copy of your child's baptism certificate to sign up for classes. If you would like to sign your child up for Faith Formation Classes, or have additional questions, please contact the parish office at 701-663-9562. First Holy Communion is typically held on Divine Mercy Sunday. If your child goes to Saint Joseph School, they will be prepared during their regular school day.