First Penance & First Holy Communion

The Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion are typically made when a child is in second grade (at least 7 years of age, which is considered the age of reason in the Diocese of Rochester).

Sacrament of First Penance must be completed prior to First Holy Communion.

It is the expectation that all sacrament candidates receive continuous instruction in religious education separate from the sacrament prep programs. This means that children seeking First Penance and First Holy Communion must begin classes in faith formation in first grade.

Contact Person:

Sue Ward 671-2110



Are you registered at St. Paul's as a parishioner*?

Candidate's Baptismal Name*:

Church of Baptism*:




Home Phone:


Parent Email Address*:

Is your child currently enrolled in a Faith Formation Program*?

Diocesan guidelines require all sacramental candidates to be actively involved in a faith formation (SOAR) program separate from Sacrament Preparation.

Sacraments Requested:
First Eucharist & First Penance - $70First Penance (3rd-8th grade catch up) - $40

Sacrament Payment