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Shawn Lucas |

847-328-1430, x124

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. The Eucharist is brought to the homebound by Care Ministers. Arrangements are made by calling the Parish Office.


First Holy Communion preparation for children begins during first grade and continues into second grade where students will celebrate and receive their first holy communion in the spring of second grade. 

Key Dates for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2024/2025

11/2/24 - First Reconciliation Retreat - 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - St. Joan of Arc

11/16/24 - Sacrament of First Reconciliation - 10:00 am - St. Joan of Arc

4/27/25 - First Holy Communion Retreat - 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - St. Athanasius

5/3/25 - First Holy Communion Practice - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - St. Athanasius

5/4/25 - Sacrament of First Holy Communion - 11:30 am Mass - St. Athanasius 

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