First Holy Communion

Along with the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, First Holy Communion is one of 3 sacraments of initiation. It is through these sacraments that we become full members of the Church.

We receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time during First Holy Communion. It is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic person’s life. The Holy Eucharist refers to Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity that are truly present in the consecrated host and wine (now called the Precious Body and Blood of Christ) on the altar. For Catholics, there is nothing greater than to receive Jesus, truly present, in the Eucharist at Mass. Most Catholic children receive their First Holy Communion when they are 7 or 8 years old as this is considered the age of reason.

If you would like to enroll your child in our First Holy Communion Preparation Program, please contact Martha Deffe at 208-622-3432 or mdeffeols@gmail.com. This is a 2-year program, and classes begin at the end of October and continue through the end of April. Children in middle school or older who would like to make their First Holy Communion will need to enroll in our Youth Discipleship Formation Program.

Adults can receive Holy Communion for the first time when they have met all of the Catholic Church’s requirements. If you are an adult,18 years or older, who is seeking more information on how to become a member of the Catholic Church, or if you are baptized Catholic and have never received First Holy Communion, please contact Fr. Justin Brady at 208-622-3432 or padrebrady@gmail.com and he will guide you in this process.