First Penance and First Holy Communion Information

A candidate must be a baptized Catholic.  If not baptized at CTGS, a baptismal certificate from place of baptism is required.  (Please contact the place of baptism and ask that a copy of the candidates certificate be sent to CTGS.)

Candidates for First Penance and First Eucharist (Holy Communion) must have participated in regular religious education classes or have attended Catholic School for the year preceding enrollment for preparation of these sacraments.

Candidates are to have the use of reason. which is canonically presumed at the age of seven.

Regular attendance at Mass is required.

Catechesis and celebration of First Eucharist is to be separated from that of First Penance.  These Sacraments shall ordinarily take place when a child is in grade two.