Preparing for the Sacrament of First Communion is a special time in child's life. God is calling us closer to him and is waiting to give us the gift of his Grace through His Sacraments. Along with your parents, the Priests, teachers, catechists and the Faith Formation Office are here to walk with you on this spiritual journey. During this time of preparation, we invite you and your family to delve further into your faith, to seek and ask for a deeper relationship with Christ. The St. Martins Faith Community will work with you, to provide opportunities where you and your family encounter the real person of Jesus Christ.
"The Eucharist is" the source and summit of all Christian life "(CCC 1324)
In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore the whole Christ is truly, really and substantially contained" (CIC 1374)
This is a preparation program for the Sacraments of Reconciliation or Confession and First Communion. It consists of two consecutive school years of training for baptized and non baptized children from 1st to 8th grades with their parents.
During this time of preparation we will walk together providing opportunities where they meet the person of Christ and enrich their family faith life so that the family and community can celebrate the Holy Eucharist together.
2023 Requirements for First Communion
(for those receiving First Communion in the Spring of 2023)
01. Attendance and Participation in First Communion Classes (virtual and in person)
02. First Communion Retreat (nature of this retreat is dependent on the current restrictions)
03. Submission of Baptismal Certificate.
The students should:
Practice the basic prayers: The Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, The Creed.
Have the awareness of what is SIN.
Be able to do a simple Examination of Conscience.
To know the 10 Commandments and their significance.
Attend Holy Mass once a week (Saturday-after dusk or Sunday)
Recognize the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
Have an open heart, ready to receive these sacraments.
Attend all scheduled classes, retreats, meetings and be on time.
Please click on the buttons below to download the First Communion Guide and Baptismal Certification Form (to be used only if baptised at St. Martin of Tours.