First Communion

First Communion

In our Faith Formation program, students and parents have the opportunity to grow in their faith, with the help of their catechetical teachers and the community. Together we get to know that Jesus remains with us in the sacrament of the Eucharist. He is alive with us in a permanent and active relationship. He does not take us for granted, but offers to strengthen His relationship with each of us in the Eucharist we share together. In this sacrament of the Eucharist, we receive the flesh and blood of Jesus under the appearances of bread and wine. We are saved through the blood of the new covenant of God who sacrificed Himself for us.

St. Vincent de Paul church in addition offers family catechism. This program is designed to help parents grow in their faith and assist for a better understanding to the process of the Mass, the sacrament of Reconciliation, the Eucharist, and what the church teaches now. Parent participation is essential to the success of this sacramental preparation program. Four (4) meetings are held in preparation for the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, which involves parents to, not just attend classes, but play an active role in all our events that we have throughout the year in our parish.

General Information on Registration for First Communion

Classes start in September and conclude in May. Registration will be held throughout the month of June ONLY.

Requirements for registration:

  • The program is for two (2) years.
  • The program is for children ages 7 to 12 years old.
  • All students must bring a copy of baptismal certificate at time of registration.

Please note If your child is not baptized, has not received their first holy communion and/or are between the ages of 13 and 17, they must register in the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) program. For more information, please contact Mr. Gerardo Gómez at (213) 749-8950,EXT. 111.

Cost of program:

1st year: $ 85.00 per child
2nd year: $ 95.00 per child

CONTACT: Please contact our Director of Faith Formation, Miriam Cruz at (213) 749-8950, ext.22115 or email her at
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE HOURS: Monday 11:30am-7:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 1:30pm-6:00pm, Friday 1:30pm-6:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
PLACE: Located at St. Vincent School-Religious Education Office at Saint Vincent Center, 2nd Floor-2333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

1st Communion Calendar