First Eucharist


The Eucharist is, as the Second Vatican Council reminds us, the source and summit of our Christian lives because in it we receive the fullness of Jesus Christ in his body and blood, soul and divinity. Therefore we have a special obligation to ensure that every person wishing to receive the Eucharist is properly formed in the faith of the Church. We have included below the requirements for those who wish to receive First Holy Communion in our parish:

  • Your child must have been baptized in the Catholic Church
  • You and your family must attend Mass regularly each week
  • If your child is not enrolled in a Catholic School, your family must participate in the Family Faith Formation Program in the parish (For more information on the Family Faith Formation Program CLICK HERE)
  • You and your child must attend the First Holy Communion Preparation Program
  • Your child should know how to:
    • Make the sign of the cross
    • Recite the Lord's Prayer
    • Recite the Hail Mary Prayer
    • Recite the Glory Be Prayer
    • Recite the Act of Contrition
  •  Your family must be registered parishioners in Saint Mary Parish. If you are not registered and would like to register please contact the parish office at 508-278-2226


Schedule of Sessions for the First Eucharist Preparation Program

Parents must attend a parent session if you have not attended it previously. This sessions is for PARENTS ONLY. There are two options; parents must attend only ONE.

Option 1: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Option 2: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Parish Hall


Please note that parents must attend the following sessions along with their child/children:

Saturday, March 24, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 7, 2018: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Saturday, April 28, 2018: Loaves & Fishes Retreat: times to be determined

Thursday, May 3, 2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Rehearsal and Pot Luck Supper for Group 1

Friday, May 4, 2018: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Rehearsal and Pot Luck Supper for Group 2

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the 5:00 pm Mass for Group 1, and on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the 11:00 am Mass for Group 2.


For More information please contact the Faith Formation Office at 508-278-3777

or email