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First Eucharist 2017

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. Mass 
St. Walter School
Rehearsal, Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m. Church

Saturday, April 29
1 p.m. Mass
Children’s Faith Formation, Family-Centered Catechesis
Rehearsal, Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m. Church

First Eucharist Masses normally occur within 90 minutes.

FIRST EUCHARIST GUIDELINES


 

REHEARSALS

The date and time for each rehearsal can be found above. It is best if only the First Communicant and parent(s) attend the rehearsal.

FIRST EUCHARIST MASS

On the day of the First Eucharist Mass, we will meet in St. Francis Hall. The First Communicant and parents/guardians (ONLY) must be in St. Francis Hall no later than 30 minutes before the First Eucharist Mass. From there, you will process into the church to your reserved seats. 

Siblings may not process or sit with the First Communicants and their parents/guardians. Arrangements for siblings should be made prior to the day of the Mass.

TICKETS

Excluding the First Communicants and their parents/guardians, all other seating requires a ticket. The number of guests per family is:
St. Walter School--- 8 guests
St. Walter Children’s Faith Formation---6 guests

Tickets will be mailed Wednesday, March 25.

Requests for additional tickets and returning tickets not needed should be emailed to Adriana Sullivan, asullivan@stwalterchurch.com Attempts to provide additional tickets will be based on availability of returned tickets for the correct Mass time (10 a.m. or 1 p.m.).

Seating in the church is on a first come/first serve basis.

ATTIRE

Boys should wear dress slacks, dress shoes, a dress shirt and tie. Suits are optional.
Girls should wear a nice dress. The traditional white dress and simple veil is optional. 
Gloves, corsages, or boutonnieres will not be worn at any time during the Liturgy. Parents/guardians should also dress appropriately for Mass.

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES

First Communicants will not carry prayer books, rosaries, or other items into the church during the procession.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The reception of the Eucharist is part of the Liturgy of the Church. In order to enhance the religious significance of the sacrament, no flash photography is permitted during the Liturgy. Share this information with family and guests. There will be time after, not before, each Liturgy for photos with the pastor and catechists, and in various areas of the church.

NOTE: Please be courteous and cooperative if we ask you to leave the church so that preparations may be made for possible other sacraments. There will be a DVD remembrance available for purchase. Forms for ordering the DVDs will be available at the First Eucharist rehearsal.