First Communion

On the Sacrament of First Communion

We meet each Sunday and learn about the Mass, sacraments in general but especially the Eucharist, Church and what it means to belong to it, what the values of Jesus are and what it means to be a Catholic Christian.

We pray that First Communion will be the beginning of a lifetime of receiving Communion.

We are happy to accommodate all First Communion requests. Please contact us by email or phone.

Altar closeup with eucharist and tapestry in background


Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

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Saint Benedict the African Parish
340 W 66th Street
Chicago, IL 60621