Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Letter to Parents of Students receiving First Holy Communion

Dear Parents,

          First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  All students for Communion are to be present at 12:00 PM in the office area.

          Students are to be properly dressed for the First Holy Communion.

The boys are to be in a suit with a tie and wearing black shoes. It should be a blue or black suit so that it may be worn again in the future. No gloves, no rosaries, crosses or any other distraction will be permitted in the boy’s hands as they line up. Parents must hold those other items until after the Mass.

The girls are to be dressed in a white dress and may wear a short veil (may not cover the face) if the parent so wishes.  The dress should be thigh/knee length and should not be a gown.  The dress should be one that should be able to be worn again at a later date such as the May Procession. No gloves, pocketbooks, rosaries, crosses, flowers on the wrist will be permitted as the children line up. If a parent wishes to have those things they may be put on later after the Mass.

Parents are reminded that they should not leave their seat during Mass and not stand on the church benches. Parents and their family members will be invited to sit up front across from the students during this Mass. Please remind family members who you invite the standards of behavior that are expected in church.

All in all it must be remembered that like every Sunday there should be no commotion in Church. Like every Sunday the focus should be on the altar so that the children are not distracted during the Mass and remember to join in the responses and the singing and be an active part of your child’s reception of Jesus Christ through the Sacrament of Communion.

           Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation Certificates will be distributed on Pentecost  Sunday May 20th  by Fr. Almonte, to all those students who completed the sacramental program. They should be kept in a safe place by the parent as they will be needed in the child’s future.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 

                                                                                      Andrew G. Woods

XC. Rev. Antonio Almonte, pastor

A follow up meeting will be held on
April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the school library with Fr. Antonio that was cancelled due to snow.
Should you have questions beforehand - Mr. Woods will be in the office Wednesday and Thursday March 28th and 29th from 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM