First Communion

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (CCC 1324)

First Communion for youth is structured each year by the St. Dominic Faith Formation program. Those entering 2nd grade or older who have not yet received the sacrament are invited to join the preparation. Classes begin in September each year with First Communion normally scheduled for the first weekend in May. Preparation for First Reconciliation is also offered in this year-long course.

Contact Mara Mangan, Director of Faith Formation, with questions. 507-645-8816 ext 205 or

Participants in the First Communion program are required to submit a newly-issued baptismal certificate from their church of baptism. Certificates older than 6 months are not permitted. 

Adults who need to receive First Communion should contact the Parish Office to become involved with the RCIA Program–the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This year-long program begins around September and concludes with Baptism, Confirmation, and/or the Eucharist conferred on Easter Vigil for any adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or have not yet received one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation.