First Communion

The Sacrament of First Communion is celebrated in the Springtime each year. Preparation for this Sacrament is done during Religion class for St. Rose of Lima students and during Religious Education for students who are members of the St. Rose of Lima parish but do not attend Catholic school. Religious Education includes homeschooled students and distance learning students. The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is required to be received prior to the Sacrament of First Communion.

Our First Communion program focuses on a family-oriented approach to preparing the student through catechesis, the Gospel, and discipleship.

The First Communion preparation requirements are:

  • Any Catholic who has reached the age of reason (7 years old) and is engaged in preparation (and on track to complete it by the Sacrament date) for the Sacrament of First Communion to receive in the Springtime.
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must be registered and actively participating members of Saint Rose of Lima Church.
  • If the student is a current 2nd grader and registers prior to the deadline, the options are in-person 2nd Grade learning or distance learning (only with permission from the Pastor).
  • If the student is older than 2nd Grade, the option is Primary Delayed Sacraments.
  • The parent(s)/Guardian(s) are responsible for providing the Parish Registrar with a copy of the Baptismal Certificate within the 6 months PRIOR to receiving the Sacrament.
  • Participation in all preparation activities including a retreat, rehearsal, and the Sacrament day.

Registration for Religious Education opens in April each year. Once the registration deadline has passed, we have several other options available. Contact the Director of Religious Education at 615-893-1843 ext. 1012.