First Holy Communion

The determination of readiness to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time is a primary responsibility of the pastor as well as the child’s parents and/or guardian(s). They are to see to it that children who have reached the use of reason are correctly prepared for and are nourished by Communion. Traditionally, children are prepared for reception of the Eucharist during second grade in the parish. Children first receive the Sacrament of Penance before receiving First Communion.

First Communion at SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish:

All Second Graders who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Communion are required to participate in our Religious Education Program or attend our parish school.  

Religious Education Registration Information:

Registration can completed online at Please contact the Religious Education Office 630-257-9314 or e-mail if you have any questions. For your information, the following are requirements for the religious education program:

  1. You must be a registered supporting parishioner to have a child in the religious education program. If you are not currently a registered parishioner and are planning on enrolling a student for the Fall please take care of registering for the parish now so it does not hold up your registration.
  2. In order for your child to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in second grade they must complete first grade.
  3. If you are transferring from another religious education program, we must have a transfer form from your old parish stating what grades your child has completed.
  4. Everest Academy, Noonan Academy, Kingswood Academy, home schooled students and anyone else who attends a non-archdiocesan school who wish to make their First Holy Communion or Confirmation at St. Cyril’s are required to register for the parish and contact the religious education office by September 15th to notify Monika that your child is in need of the sacrament for that school year. All families are required to meet the parish requirements for making the sacraments.

If you are a new family and you have any questions please feel free to call the office at 630-257-9314 or email

2024 First Communion Important Dates

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on May 4th, 2024 (English) -Mass times TBD

On May 5th, 2024 First Holy Communion will be celebrated at 2PM Mass with our bilingual (Polish) students.