First Holy Communion
"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:51
In the holy Eucharist we reach the high-point of our lives as Catholics for we receive our Lord and Savior. Our preparation for First Holy Communion involves parents and children through attending mandatory parent meetings, collaborating on the children's assignments, and growing together in knowledge and love for Jesus in the holy Eucharist. Families are highly encouraged to make their participation Sunday Mass the central aspect of their child's sacramental preparation.
1st Holy Communion 2016 Portraits available for viewing and purchase:
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“O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, All Praise and All Thanksgiving Be Every Moment Thine."
Dress for First Communion
Girls should wear a white dress with sleeves, white socks or stockings, and white shoes. They may also wear a veil or a wreath of flowers on their heads. Please do not bring gloves or a purse to Mass.
Boys should wear dress slacks with a jacket or a suit, a collared dress shirt with a white tie, and dress shoes.
There is a $30 fee to cover costs surrounding preparation for and celebration of First Reconciliatin and First Holy Communion. To make your payment online please go to Parish Giving.
IMPORTANT DATES 2016-2017
Parent Meeting with DRE: (choose either date)
First Communion Retreat - at least one parent is required to attend retreat
First Communion Rehearsal Please note date and time change. Bring children to the parish hall (downstairs) for rehearsal
Celebration of First Communion - Saturday, May 13. Bring children to the Parish hall 30 minutes before Mass time.
37730 St. Francis Court
Purcellville, VA 20132
In case of emergency 540-338-6440
Parish Office 540-338-6381
Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)
Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497
RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm