In addition to gathering and learning with their peers, children and parents come together to learn and celebrate their relationship to Jesus as they prepare for First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and a life of closeness to God and the Church. Second graders are curious and eager to participate more fully in the Mass and in the life of the Church. 2nd Graders will receive their First Communion on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Parents must attend six specific Sunday morning sessions with their 2nd grader to learn more about the gift of Eucharist and Reconciliation. An orientation meeting for 2nd grade parents will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Assumption School. There is an additional $25 materials fee for all First Communicants. This is to cover the cost of the ceramic chalice, banner kit, and other supplemental resources that are provided to each family.