Kindergarten to High School

First Communion and Confirmation

First Communion starts in 2nd grade and Confirmation is for 10-12th grade

Please call our Director of Religious Education, Fr. Thambi at (308) 384-2523 ext. 204

NOTE: Fees are due at the time of registration.  
NOTE: If your child is receiving a sacrament this year (First Communion ), you MUST provide a copy of the child’s birth and baptismal certificate at the time of registration if not baptism at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Confirmation will need the child’s birth and baptismal certificate with the First Communion certificate at the time of registration.

Registration Fees

In order to pay for books, supplies, personnel and other materials, a registration fee is required.  Our fees are similar to fees at other parishes in the area.  

However, no child will be turned away due to lack of funds!  Arrangements can be made with Fr. Thambi, our Director of Religious Education.

  • Regular Fees
    • 1st Child – $40
    • 2nd Child – $80 (total of $80)
    • 3rd Child – $100 (total of $100)
    • more children – no extra cost!

Religious Education Wednesday classes: 6:30-7:30pm for K-7th grade at the Parish hall
Religious Education Wednesday classes: 6:15-7:15 pm for 8th-12th grade at Grand Island Central Catholic 
Confirmation classes: Wednesday, at GICC at 6:15-7:15 pm

1st Communion FAQ

Are godparents (sponsors) required for first Communion?

No. Godparents are only required for Baptism and Confirmation. Some cultures have other traditions, but the Catholic Church does not require nor has regulations regarding godparents for first Communion.

Can we take pictures during the mass? What about video?

No. Professional pictures (and a run-through of Communion) is scheduled for the Saturday before first Communion. Parents and family are asked to stay in their pews for Communion so the child can reverently receive their Lord. A video of both 1st Communion masses is available for order, taken by a professional videographer.

What do we need to buy for our child’s first Communion?

Please have them dressed and prepared for the event. Nothing else is required by the Church. In some cultures, it is customary to have white clothing, a candle, ribbons, a bible or a rosary. These mementos are good and will remind your child of this important moment, but they are not required.

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