April 2, 2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Alleluia! Alleluia! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia! Alleluia!

As we continue with our Easter season, I would like to provide you with some additional information ahead of your child’s First Communion. It is important to remember that only students who have been Baptized in the Catholic Church will be allowed to make their First Holy Communion.  If you are still waiting to have your student baptized, please contact me as soon as possible at (210) 824-3381.

First Communion Non-Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.  This practice will take approximately one hour.  First Communion attire is not required at the non-dress rehearsal.

First Communion Mass
Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.  The Church will be opened at 9:00 a.m.  Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This Mass will be live-streamed and a link will be provided to you following the Mass to share with any family and loved ones.

General Dress Guidelines 
Children should dress appropriately illustrating the sacredness surrounding one’s First Holy Communion.

Attire for Boys 
Dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dress shoes. Jackets or suits are acceptable, but not required. No tennis shoes or jeans are allowed.

Attire for Girls 
White dress (long or short). Dress hems should touch the top of the kneecap when seated. No strapless or spaghetti straps unless worn with a jacket. Dress shoes (no high heels). No gloves or other objects in hands during Mass.

In honor and reverence to the Blessed Sacrament and respect for those attending the Eucharistic celebration, NO PICTURES or VIDEO WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH DURING MASS. Please pass this information on to family, relatives, and friends who may be attending. The Mass will be live-streamed on the church and school’s websites and social media accounts.  There will be a professional photographer taking individual and group pictures that will be available for purchase. Order forms will be distributed in the near future.

Godparents (Padrinos)
Godparents are not needed since the Catholic Church only uses Godparents for Baptism and Confirmation. If Baptismal Godparents will be present, they are invited to sit with your family during this special event.

Religious Items
Father Chris will call forward any parents or family members who have religious items and gifts for a blessing. So students can keep focused on the sacredness of the liturgy, gifts, and items are asked to be kept with parents or family members until the end of the liturgy.

I hope this information has been helpful in planning your child’s special day! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information or have a question regarding the information above.  I can be reached at (210) 824-3381 or michael.fierro@blessedschool.com.

In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,

Michael Fierro