First Communion

Sacramental preparation is an integral part of the curriculum for children making their First Communion. Students must have completed two full consecutive years of classes either at a Catholic school or by taking Religious Ed before celebrating their First Communion and First Reconciliation. 


First grade is considered the first year of preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, and second grade is the second year of sacramental prep. Next year's second graders will receive First Reconciliation and First Communion in the spring of 2020 if they have completed two years of classes. Some third graders who attended Religious Ed for the first time in the 2018-2019 school year will also make their First Communion.


The Religious Education program begins in September and concludes in May. Religious Education classes for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:15 am.   If you’d like to get involved or to learn more, contact Jim Potthast at the Rectory at 773.764.3621 or via email at jpotthast@stgertrudechicago.org

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