First Communion is the name given to a person’s first reception of the sacrament of Eucharist. It
is typically received by children around the age of seven or eight following two years of
sacramental preparation. At St. Mary it takes place during second grade following the sacrament
of Reconciliation, but can also take place during the Easter Vigil when an adult enters the church
It is a very significant event - the child or adult takes a place at the Lord's Table and shares in
the Body and Blood of Christ. At St. Mary Parish, First Communion typically takes place at a
special Mass early in May.
Please call the Parish Office at 440-285-7051 for further information.