First Holy Communion

Preparing for First Communion at St. Bede

The preparation, here at St. Bede, for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two-year program beginning in the 1st grade, with the children receiving the Sacraments in the 2nd grade. 
All children must be enrolled in our 1st grade program to receive the Sacraments in the 2nd grade.

If you are interested in preparing your baptized child under the age of 12 to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion please contact Moira Arjani at 818-949-4323.

Please contact our Pastor, Father Antonio at 818-949-4311 if you wish to prepare anyone else to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion (Eucharist).

At this time, First Communion 2022 is scheduled for April 30, 2022 at 10:00am. The below dates have not yet been scheduled.

First Communion Practice
Blessing for First Communicants 


Please call the PREP office should you have any questions. 818-949-4323.

Dress Code for First Communion:

White long sleeve shirt (ironed) with a dark tie (ties are avaibale for purchase in the PREP Office.)
Dark pants with a dark belt, dark socks and dark dress shoes
No suit jackets, sport coats, vests or sweaters

White dress, long or short - no pants
White stockings or white socks with white dress shoes
White headpiece (veil, wreathe, bow, etc)
No gloves

Children may not bring rosary beads, prayer booklets, etc. They items may get lost and tend to be distracting. 

Our First Communion celebration is professionally videographed.  There are no cameras allowed in the chuch during the sacramental celebration.  The priests and deacons will be available after the celebration for pictures.


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