First Holy Communion


Congratulations to our 48 children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 5!

Parents are the primary teachers of the faith and, therefore, are responsible for preparing their children for the Sacraments. The Church understands that this task can be difficult, so it provides a purpose-driven curriculum to assist families in their children's faith formation.

Those attending Jordan Catholic School receive preparation during their normal religion class. Those attending home, private, or public schools receive preparation through the Children's Religious Education Program (CCD) offered on Wednesday afternoons, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Requirements for Reception of First Communion:

  • Children are in second grade or have reached the age of seven
  • Children have been Baptized
  • Children have been enrolled in two consecutive years of religious instruction, whether at a Catholic parochial school, CCD, or an approved homeschool curriculum

"The pages of the Gospel show clearly how special was that love for children which Christ showed while He was on earth. It was His delight to be in their midst; He was wont to lay His hands on them; He embraced them; and He blessed them. At the same time He was not pleased when they would be driven away by the disciples, whom He rebuked gravely with these words: 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for of such is the kingdom of God." It is clearly seen how highly He held their innocence and the open simplicity of their souls on that occasion when He called a little child to Him and said to the disciples: "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven....And whoever receives one such little child for my sake, receives me.' The Catholic Church, bearing this in mind, took care even from the beginning to bring the little ones to Christ through Eucharistic Communion."  Pope Saint Pius X