St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish is blessed to offer First Penance and First Communion twice during each school year. Our goal is that each family have the time to enter deeply into preparation and having the opportunity to choose the schedule that best suits your family hopefully will aid in this. After attending the sacramental preparation orientation, completed registration and interviewed with the pastor, each family can elect which preparation sessions they would like to attend. Below is a link to the 2017-2018 calendar.
After your family has completed the preparation sessions (three for Penance and four for First Communion) and your child has received the Sacrament of Penance for the first time, you may choose to celebrate First Communion:
Girls: Please wear your Sunday best. White dresses are very popular, though certainly not required. Veils, headbands, flowers, barrettes, and so on are often worn by the girls, but are not required. Gloves may not be worn during Mass.
Boys: Please wear your Sunday best. Many boys wear nice trousers, ties, and jackets, though these are not required.
In order to show reverence and respect, photography and video recording are not permitted during Mass.
Families are welcome to take pictures before and after Mass in the Gathering Space, as time allows.
If you wish, you may bring your child to church during the week for your own photos to be able to have a more leisurely time for pictures. Please contact Stephanie Houlding at 777-4322, ext. 104 to check on church availability. You can also reach Stephanie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your First Communicant has a peanut allergy, please inform Rebecca Peltier at least one week prior to his / her reception of the sacrament to make arrangements for your child to receive safely.