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First Communion

Sacramental preparation for First Communion will be taught by trained a catechist outside the Family Faith Formation Sessions. First Communion instruction is received in the 3rd grade.

Parents , please be advised , that your attendance is requested on the following occasions : First Communion parent meeting, First Communion Enrollment Mass, First Communion retreat, and First Communion rehearsal and First Communion Mass.

First Communion Important Dates (2021-2022)
* Parent Meeting: Oct 21st @ 7 PM Walter Hall
* Enrollment Mass: October 24th @ 9:30 AM
* Retreat: March 12th @ 9:00 AM – 12:30PM (1 parent/caregiver attends)                                                              
* First Communion Rehearsal: April 28 th 6:30 -8:30 PM in the church
First Communion Mass: May 1 @ 1 PM

Classes: Sunday 10:30- 11:45 AM in 3rd grade classroom
Oct 24
Nov 21
Dec 19
Jan 30
Feb 27
March 20
March 27


Attendance Policy: 

If a child is absent from sacramental preparation class, the child’s parent/ caregiver is responsible for teaching the missed lesson at home. Please use this link provided (below) to reference the lesson you will teach your child. In order for the student to receive credit for attending the class, the home lesson must be completed and returned to Mrs. Lisa Benzer no later than 2 weeks after the missed class. All completed lessons may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: St. Vincent de Paul Religious Education Department, P.O. Box 290, Springbrook, NY 14140. Students are required to attend every lesson unless they are ill or there is a death in the family. A letter from parent/caregiver must accompany the child at their next class.

Parents/caregivers will be asked to sign a hard copy of the attendance policy which will be handed out at the parent meeting.


Digital Book link: Will be updated

First Communion Curriculum link: Will be updated