Generally children are ready to celebrate First Holy Communion around the age of seven or Grade 2. Parents determine readiness of First Holy Communion as the first and primary teachers of the faith to their children. Parents will recognize their child’s desire to share the bread and wine of the Eucharistic meal. They will notice that their son or daughter will have an understanding that the Eucharist is a special meal in which they share in the body and blood of Christ.
Our Catholic schools provide a program that assists in preparing children to celebrate First Communion in the second grade. If your child is not in a Catholic school, instruction is offered by St. Elizabeth Parish.