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First Communion

This Is My Body

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation and brings about a more intimate union with Jesus. Catholics believe that this intimate union is necessary for the spiritual journey and for growth in the Christian life.

At St. Alphonsus Parish: 

Students in grades 2-12  who have been baptized must participate in the Faith Formation program in order to receive the sacrament for the first time. The preparation is a two year program. Upon registering you must present a copy of your baptismal certificate. This year 2023-24, Faith Formation Program is on Saturdays from 10AM-11:30AM. Also, note that a parent or guardian is needed to participate once a month during the formation process. 

For more information on children receiving First Communion at St. Alphonsus Parish, contact Viridiana Flores, Director of Faith Formation.

For those who are older than high school age you will need to participate in the OCIA program. For more information on adults receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at St. Alphonsus Parish, contact the parish office (763-561-5100/parishoffice@mystals.org).