This page covers both First Communion and Baptism for Children and Teens 7-18 Years


Click here for the First Communion Registration Form

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Registration fees:

1st Year: $90.00
2nd Year: $120.00

Payable on the day of registration.

Children attend classes once a week from
September 2019 to May 2020.

1st Year Class Times:
Fri: 6pm-7:30pm (English) or
Sat: 8am-10:30am (English)

2nd Year Class Times:
Fri: 6pm-7:30pm (English and Spanish)
Sat: 8am-10:30am (English)

Formation for One or Both Sacraments

Program Requirements:

1. Candidates for First Communion are at least 7 years old.

2. Fill out an application, and bring a copy of his/her Baptism certificate on the day of registration.

3. If the child is not Baptized:

a. bring a copy of their birth certificate.
b. participate in a pre-baptismal talk along with his/her parents and godparents.
c. bring a $75 donation on the day of the pre-baptismal talk.
Note: The child will be baptized on a date before the First Communion ceremony.

For First Communion for Adults

Click here to go to RCIA page

Expectation of Parents

At least 1 parent/guardian will participate in the classes and events of the First Communion Program prepared specially for them. (i.e. Christian formation workshops, retreats, meetings, Parish Carnival).

At least 1 parent/guardian will participate in the Religious Education annual parents retreat at Blessed Sacrament.(8:00am-4:00pm)

The Candidates and parents/guardians participate in Mass every Sunday.

Criteria for Godparents

• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Is a baptized Catholic who has received the Eucharist and has been confirmed.
• Must be an actively practicing Catholic.
• Can be single or married. If married, must be married in the Church.

• If two godparents are chosen, must be male and female.
• Can give testimony of the maturity of the candidate’s faith.
• Will serve a guide and confidant.
• A companion who will continue to walk with the candidate in his/her faith journey, inviting him/her to complete participation and service in parish life.

For more details on choosing godparents

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Contact Information
Director: Virginia Cipres
Administrative Assistant: Yaneth Guerra
Office: (323) 463-9820

Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven.”

John 6:57-58