Families of children preparing to celebrate First Holy Communion must be registered and active at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and the child must be baptized in the Catholic Church. Families must be able to present the child's Baptismal certificate prior to the child receiving the Sacrament. It is possible for children who are not parishioners of the Cathedral to receive their First Holy Communion at Saint Patrick's if the parents are able to provide verification that they are registered members of a Catholic parish within the Diocese and if the pastor of that parish provides his written permission.
Children who would like to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion must have attended an approved religious education program in either a parish, Catholic school or approved home school program with regular attendance for two years prior to the Sacrament (at least one year prior and instruction during the year of the sacrament). The Diocese of Charlotte requires that students who attend religious education at the parish miss no more than 3 sacrament preparation classes. Should the number of absences be exceeded, the pastor will have to consider having the child repeat the grade the following year. For children who are older than the traditional preparation year for a sacrament and have not celebrated that sacrament, special arrangements must be made through the Faith Formation office. Please contact Adrian Quintero for more information.
There is a $60/per child registration fee for First Holy Communion preparation. This fee covers curriculum, workshop materials, and personalized rosary.
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