our lady of guadalupe parish
saint patrick parish

First Holy Communion

First Communion takes place in mid to late April (pending on when Easter is that year).
Parents are the primary teachers of the faith, therefore, are responsible for preparing their children for the Sacraments. The Catholic Church understands that this task can be difficult, so it provides a purpose driven curriculum to assist families in their children’s faith formation. Those students attending Our Lady of Grace Academy receive preparation during their normal religion class time and will receive First Holy Communion on the appointed date and time at Saint Ann’s Parish in East Moline, when all the students from the school receive their First Holy Communion together as one class.  
Those attending home, private, or public schools receive preparation through the Children’s Religious Education Program (CCD) offered on Sunday mornings during the school year, from 9am-10:15am at Saint Patrick in Colona.  CCD is only offered at Saint Patrick, but is a combined program with students from both Our Lady of Guadalupe in Silvis and Saint Patrick.  For more information please contact, Rose Roe at: (309) 949-3700.
Requirements for Reception of First Communion:
  • Children are in second grade or have reached the age of seven
  • Children have been Baptized
  • Children have been enrolled in two consecutive years of religious instruction, whether at a Catholic parochial school, CCD, or an approved homeschool curriculum