First Holy Communion:

Children from Year 3 or older can receive their First Holy Communion after completing a program of instruction.  First Holy Communion takes place on the Feast of Corpus Christi which usually falls toward the end of May or early June.

A girl kneels as she receives Communion from Pope Benedict XVI during a Mass celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome May 22. The four dozen people who received Communion from Pope Benedict received the Eucharist on the tongue while kneeling. (CNS photo/Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo) (May 23, 2008) See POPE-KNEEL May 23, 2008.