First Holy Communion

First Communion traditionally takes place the 1st Sunday in May.

Parents are the primary teachers of the faith, therefore, are responsible for preparing their children for the Sacraments. The Church understands that this task can be difficult, so it provides a purpose driven curriculum to assist families in their children's faith formation. Those attending Jordan Catholic School receive preparation during their normal religion class. Those attending home, private, or public schools receive preparation through the Children's Religious Education Program (CCD) hosted on Wednesday afternoons, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at St Pius X Parish in Rock Island.

Requirements for Reception of First Communion:

  • Children are in second grade or have reached the age of seven
  • Children have been Baptized
  • Children have been enrolled in two consecutive years of religious instruction, whether at a Catholic parochial school, CCD, or an approved homeschool curriculum

If you have any questions regarding First Communion, please contact the parish office at (309) 794-0660 or