Sacrament of the Eucharist
“In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.’ ‘This presence is called 'real' - by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present." –Catechism of the Catholic Church 1374
First Holy Communion takes place as a parish celebration each year in May. The children making their First Holy Communion have completed a special sacramental two year preparation program. The program begins in first grade and prepares them to make their first confession in the fall, and then their first Holy Communion in May of second grade.This preparation can be done either in the parish school or the parish Religious Education program.
For more information on how to enter the sacramental program for First Holy Communion, please contact Nicole Filipowski, Director of Religious Education, or call the parish Religious Education Office at 703-280-1122
1. Baptismal Data Form (First Communion)
2. First Holy Communion Fact Sheet for Parents
3. Precepts of the Church
4. The Real Presence
5. Save the Date/Calendar of Events
6. Confession for Children
7. Going to Confession for Adults
8. Act of Contrition
Sick and homebound parishioners should call the Parish Office at (703) 280-4400, to arrange for a visit from an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.