First Communion has traditionally been celebrated during the second grade; however, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Denver’s Saints Among Us program, Most Precious Blood has transitioned to the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. MPB’s sacramental preparation program for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion is a 2-year program. This means that children prepare for and celebrate their First Reconciliation during the fall of Year 1 – typically in the second grade. In the spring of Year 1, parents attend a parent meeting to learn more about the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation and receive the Confirmation materials to begin that part of the preparation process.
In the fall of Year 2, typically in third grade, the Rite of Confirmation precedes the celebration of First Communion within the same ceremony. During the 2017-2018 school year, MPB’s inaugural group of 3rd graders celebrated the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. Throughout the academic year of their 2nd year of preparation (Year 2 and typically in 3rd grade), candidates will continue to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion to be celebrated during the Easter Season.
To learn more about Year 1 in the sacramental preparation process (First Reconciliation), click here.
To learn more about Year 2 in the sacramental preparation process (Confirmation and First Communion) click here. A reminder that students must complete First Reconciliation prior to preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation in the Restored Order.
Please contact Kristen Kraus of the Faith Formation team by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (303-756-3083) with questions or for more information.
First Communion for students age 9-18
This program is handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Kristen Kraus by email (email@example.com) or phone (303-756-3083) with questions or for more information.
First Communion for those over 18
First Communion for adults is offered as part of the RCIA program. Visit the RCIA page for more information.