The Sacrament of First Communion


The sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Communion for children who do not attend Catholic School are prepared for in the School of Religion.  Typically, Second Grade children have achieved the age of reason (7 years old) and are ready to prepare for their First Reconciliation and First Communion.

We welcome any other children who may have missed their initial opportunity to prepare and receive these Sacraments.

All children enrolled in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or Borromeo Academy will receive preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in addition to the home study program with parents, who are the primary catechists of their children. 
2019/2020 Sacramental Preparation
For children who are not enrolled in CGS or Borromeo Academy, Sacramental Preparation is offered on Sunday Mornings. Formal classes begin: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
For all parents of children who wish to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, we invite you to attend the informational parent meeting: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Borromeo Hall. We'll distribute books, curriculum(s) and calendars. Please RSVP: [email protected], 816-436-0880
To register your child online, please click here.

For more information, please contact Benjamin Darnell at 816-436-0880 ext. 214, or complete the form below:



Eucharist for the Home Bound and Hospitalized

Please call the parish office when family members and friends are hospitalized.  If you are homebound and wish to received Eucharist, please call the parish office at 816-436-0880.

Join the Home Bound Ministry

Special care to the sick and infirmed requires the responsibility of bringing Holy Communion to those incapable of attending Mass due to illness.  With additional training, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers can participate in this beautiful ministry.  For more information, please contact Deacon Joe Whiston at 816-436-0880.

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