FHC Prep is a two-year process for children in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade who are preparing for First Holy Communion. Year 1 is for children in 1st or 2nd grade and Year 2 is for children in 2nd or 3rd grade. If this is your child's first year of preparation, they should be registered in Year 1 accordingly.
What if my child is older and needs to receive their First Holy Communion?
If you have an incoming 3rd grader who is beginning their FHC Preparation or a 4th or 5th grader who is beginning/continuing their FHC preparation, please click here to visit the Club 345 page for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If you have an incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who is beginning/continuing their FHC Preparation, please click here to visit the Edge page for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
When does First Holy Communion Prep meet?
FHC Prep meets on Wednesday OR Thursday from 4:00-5:30pm during the school year, typically twice a month. During registration, select your preference of Wednesday or Thursday, subject to availability.
Will meetings be in-person or online?
We plan on all of our meetings occurring in-person and will not have an online or hybrid option.
What happens after I complete online registration?
After you successfully complete the online registration process you will receive a Confirmation Email with information regarding what's next. There is a mandatory Parent Meeting that may only be attended after registration has been completed. The date for the Parent Meeting will be in your Confirmation Email. The Parent Meeting is so important. For more information about that meeting, see below.
What happens at the Parent Meeting?
If you are new to our Youth & Family Ministry approach, you may discover that our ministries are different than what you have experienced elsewhere. We strongly believe in the value of providing enriching opportunities for the whole family to encounter Jesus through His Church and this begins with parents. The Parent Meeting is an opportunity for us to share more with you about our approach to Youth & Family ministry as well as the time we can tackle logistics like calendars/schedules, permission slips, and other important details.
What is the registration fee for First Holy Communion Prep?
The registration fee for FHC Prep is $250. This includes the cost of all materials, supplies, and needs of this ministry for the entire year.
Is there a discount for multiple children?
We keep the cost of our ministries as low as possible but we want to do everything possible to provide the same opportunity for Catholic families with multiple children. If you have more than one child in our ministries, you can enter the coupon code SBYFM23! during registration for each of your children. This will provide a $25 discount for each of your children. If you selected the two payment option, the discount will be deducted from the final payment on October 31, 2023.
Deanna Gross First Holy Communion Prep Coordinator