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).

First Communion 2020 Dates, Times and Instructions,


First Communion Practice
Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 4:00-5:30pm

Blessing for First Communicants 
unday, April 26, 2020 at the 9:00am Mass

First Communion Practice  
Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 4:00-6:00pm.

First Communion will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00am.
Alternate times was Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the 9:00am Mass.

Those receiving at Sunday Masses are to meet on steps in front of the church 1/2 hour before Mass.

Class pictures will be taken on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9:30am. Communicants are to be in the Parish Hall no later than 9:00am. All First Communicants are invited to have their picture taken with their class even though they may be receiving at another time.

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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