First Holy Communion
The Arlington Diocese requires a two-year preparation period for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The preparation for this sacrament is normally started in the First Grade. Students receive First Holy Communion toward the end of the Second Grade, following the reception of the Sacrament of First Penance. New students at the Second Grade level must have had one year of catechesis or pass a placement test.
Attire for First Holy Communion
- Boys – Suit, or dark slacks with white shirt and tie. (A jacket is not required). Shoes and socks, no sneakers.
- Girls – Modest white or light pastel dress, socks and shoes or sandals. (No gloves, no flowers in hands, no rosaries, prayer books, or candles.)
Where to find First Holy Communion items
- Paschal Lamb Bookstore
- Daughters of St. Paul Books and Media
- Ignatius Press
- Leaflet Missal
- Catholic Book Publishing