Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

We Welcome You Wherever You Are On Your Journey

Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

First Communion

First Communion: The First Communion preparation is a home-study program for children and parents to work on together. Your child in second grade (or older) is invited to celebrate First Communion with the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community. Registration and distribution of preparation materials begins on Sunday, February 20, 2022 and concludes on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in the Daisy Room of the Parish Center. If you are unable to come on a Sunday, please email Marie, mbissonnette [at] to arrange a time to come in and pick up materials. The materials include a child’s textbook, an overview of the preparation program, and a description of how we celebrate the Sacrament here at SJA.  We encourage you and your child to work together on one session per week for about six weeks.  We will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the process.  Celebrations are scheduled for Saturday April 30, 2022 and Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am.

We look forward to celebrating these sacraments with you and your family. 

Households with second graders not attending SJA religious education classes or older children, whether or not they are registered in Faith Formation classes, need to notify the Parish Office of the desire to participate in the sacramental preparation program.

To learn more about the Sacrament of First Eucharist, please contact Marie Bissonnette, mbissonnette [at] (subject: First%20Communion) .