Second graders celebrate First Communion at St. John Evangelist Parish
By Jeanne Bitkers – St. John Evangelist Parish celebrated First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 5 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. This is one of seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. The event brings generations together in celebration.
Preparation began in grade one for these children with weekly classes that introduced them to the wonders and responsibilities of their faith. Pictured are parish children who received their First Communion along with their teachers Suzy Barrock and Gena Gebler, Parish Administrator, Fr. Joseph Dominic, and Coordinators of Religious Education, Jeanne Bitkers and Jen Vallo.