First Holy Communion:

Preparing for First Holy Communion or First Eucharist is a very special time for your child.  Our sacramental preparation is intended to be a family faith formation process and is designed to take place “in the midst of the community of the faithful.”  While Catechists provide religious instruction, this process goes beyond the classroom and involves parent participation.  It includes parent formation sessions, family faith formation sessions, liturgical celebrations, and a home study component for parents and children to learn and grow together.


To prepare for the reception of Eucharist for the first time, we ask that each child has had one-year prior of faith formation either in the parish Faith Formation Program or St. Martin Catholic School. A family representative must attend all parent orientation/education meetings. Families must attend rehearsals, retreats, and parish celebrations that may be part of the preparation.

The preparation for Eucharist culminates with the celebration of your child receiving Eucharist with the parish community for the first time, typically during the month of May. For more information please contact Merry Kaelani in the Faith Formation Office at or 408-294-8943 x321


First Eucharist Registration