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Preparing for First Communion


“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,and I will raise him on the last day”   John 6:54

A baptized Catholic who has reached the age of reason (normally considered to be seven years of age), and who has been properly prepared, may celebrate First Eucharist.


Preparation and celebration of First Eucharist (Communion) are to be parish-based.  A child or adult wishing to receive First Eucharist is expected to attend Mass regularly and participate in the parish’s preparation program. 


Please read an important letter from our pastor which he addresses to Parents and Guardians of Children Wishing to Receive First Holy Communion.

In the Archdiocese of Seattle, children are to be prepared for First Reconciliation, and are to be offered the opportunity to receive First Reconciliation, before receiving First Eucharist.  The recommended age group is 2nd grade.  

A child wishing to receive First Eucharist is expected to attend Mass regularly with at least one Catholic parent or guardian, and participate regularly in the parish’s Faith Formation Program for at least one year prior to enrolling in the Sacramental Preparation Program. At least one parent or guardian of a child is required to attend specific preparation sessions with their child, and to present the child for First Eucharist.  Preparation for this sacrament begins in 1st Grade Faith Formation, which the child is expected to attend regularly. 

Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk in the back of church or from the Parish Office during regular office hours.

Parents or guardians who home school their children are to contact the parish for inclusion in sacramental preparation classes for their children.


Baptized but un-catechized adult Catholics who wish to celebrate First Eucharist are to be properly prepared for the sacrament.  Adult candidates for First Eucharist normally join in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for this preparation.

Adult candidates for First Eucharist are to be prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to their reception of First Eucharist.

The Pastor must verify proper preparation prior to a child’s or adult’s reception of First Reconciliation.

Contact:  Please call the parish office to arrange preparation: 253-875-6630.



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