First Holy Communion for children Children who have not received their First Holy Communion are expected to attend weekly a weekend mass, and if offered during that mass, to participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Children who have not received their first Holy Communion are prepared through the Sunday morning Faith Walk program held in the church hall under the church from 9:45am to 10:45am between the Sunday masses. In addition to the child’s participation in the Sunday morning program, the parents are expected to participate in three morning sessions with their child. The parents and children are also expected to participate in one Sunday afternoon retreat. Children receive their first communion in the spring around Mother’s Day at the 5pm Vigil Mass. There is a potluck meal after the mass. Children are not admitted into the sacramental year in which they will receive their First Reconciliation or First Holy Communion, unless they have completed a pre-sacramental year, usually in first grade. During this pre-sacramental year, parents and children are expected to participate in two Wednesday evening sessions. First Holy Communion for adults Adults who have been baptized as a Catholic but have not completed their Sacraments of Initiation are assisted in learning about the faith on a personal basis. Please contact the office at 859-273-9999 to make an appointment with Melissa Holland, the Pastoral Associate. Adults who have been baptized in another Christian tradition are prepared as candidates in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) and receive their first Eucharist on either Pentecost Sunday in the spring or the Feast of Christ the King in the fall. Adults who are not baptized and wish to enter into the Catholic Church are prepared through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) and receive their first Eucharist during the Easter Vigil Mass.