The Catholic Church recognizes parents as the primary teachers of their chilren. Because of this, St Edward has implemented catechesis that assists parents in the formation of their own children as well as offers ways for parents to continue to enrich their own faith journey.


Guidelines for the process of preparation for the reception of First Communion:

  • The child must be in at least the 2nd grade 

  • The process is 2 years for elementary children. The first year children will prepare for, and  receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

  • The second year they will prepare for and receive their First Eucharist (Communion).

  • At registration, the parents will present a copy of their child's baptismal certificate.


All classes begin in September each year. 


For specific information about registration dates and times, please call the Formation for Life Office at 951-549-6000 ext. 204

First Communion Preparation