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FIRST COMMUNION OCT 24th 2020 @ 11AM

DEAR GRADE 4 PARENTS/GUARDIANS,

Below are the regulations and dates for First Communion for the 4th Grade Class. This ONLY applies to those students who were scheduled to receive First Communion last May, but were delayed due to the COVID 19 shut-down of the parish. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

First Communion Rehearsal: Sunday, October 18th @ 9:45AM in the Church (NOT DOWNSTAIRS) (JUST PARENTS & STUDENTS)

First Communion Review Packet is due: Sunday, October 18th to be given to Mr. Burns. (SEE 4th GRADE Class Page) If you have not received this packet/folder, then your child is not registered. Please fill out a registration form.

First Communion Mass: Saturday, October 24th @ 11AM

RULES/REGULATIONS:

  • Face Masks MUST be worn at all times when ENTERING/EXITING/SITTING IN THE PEWS.
  • Face Masks may only be removed TEMPORARILY when receiving Communion AFTER Fr. Green has placed the host in your hand.
  • There are hand sanitizing stations at the entrance of Church.
  • The TOTAL number of people allowed in a pew from the same household is 8 for First Communion. There are only 14 First Communicants which allows us the higher number of guests.
    • This is how it will look: (Student)(Family)(Family)(Family)(Family)(Family)(Family)(Family) = 8
  • Each student/family will be assigned their own pew.
  • Students will not be processing in/reading/bringing up gifts/processing out.
  • Students are to come in with their families and sit at the end of the pew near the main aisle.
    • THIS WILL ALL BE REVIEWED AT REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY OCT 18th

DRESS CODE:

  • Boys:
    • Suit or Dress Pants with Blazer* (Can be ANY color, black, white, grey, navy)
      • *Suit Jackets are optional if parents just want shirt & tie
    • Dress Shirt with collar and tie (Can be ANY color)
    • Dress Shoes and Socks
    • NO JEANS, T-SHIRTS, OR SNEAKERS
    • NO ROSARIES OR BIBLES (THEY ACT AS A DISTRACTION AT MASS)

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  • Girls:
    • First Communion Dress (Normally white)
      • Should cover the shoulders and be a reasonable length, preferably "tea-length". We dont want students tripping and getting hurt.
    • Gloves (Optional, but must be removed before Communion)
    • Veil (Optional)
    • Stockings, socks (Optional)
    • Dress shoes
    • NO JEANS, T-SHIRTS/PANTS, OR SNEAKERS
    • NO ROSARIES OR BIBLES OR PURSES (THEY ACT AS A DISTRACTION AT MASS)

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GENERAL RULES/REGULATIONS:

    • Photography is strongly discouraged during Mass. It creates a distraction and forces people to move about the building.
    • No one will be meeting down in the Parish Hall before or after Mass.
    • There will be no reception after Mass.
    • Chewing gum is inappropriate for Church. Disposing of gum under a pew or on a pew is a safety hazard. NO GUM.
    • Students/parents who are symptomatic should refrain from attending and schedule another time/date to receive with Fr. Green and Mr. Burns.

ONCE 4th GRADERS RECEIVE THEIR FIRST COMMUNION, THEY ARE TO RESUME THE 4th GRADE CURRICULUM AS LAID OUT ON THE WEBPAGE FOR GRADE 4. PLEASE SEE THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PARISH WEBSITE HOMEPAGE FOR GRADE 4 UNDER "RELIGIOUS EDUCATION". 

STUDENTS RECEIVING WHO ARE FROM OTHER GRADES SHOULD RESUME THE CURRICULUM FOR THEIR GRADE ONCE THEY RECEIVE.