Although the official Solemn (First) Communion is usually given at baptism in the Melkite Tradition, the celebration of the first communion is still done when the child reaches seven years of age.

Preparation of children for Solemn Communion takes place during Saturday Catechetical School.   A sacramental team of teachers and parents also assists the priest in preparing the children for this sacrament.  The program begins in October and ends in May.  Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in Catechetical School.  The Solemn Communion program is for children 8 years old and above.

Preparation program for the parents of children receiving Solemn Communion are hosted by the Parish. The purpose of these programs is to instruct the parents on the meaning of the sacrament, its history, importance, and value, as well as to familiarize them with their role in the program.

Registration for the Solemn Communion program is typically done a year in advance.  For more information about the Solemn Communion program or the Catechism School, please contact the Parish office.

Solemn Communion Registration Form