First Holy Communion

As baptized members of God’s family, our parish’s children who are in second grade or above are invited to continue on their path of initiation into the Catholic church by receiving Jesus in their First Holy Communion and Jesus’ forgiveness and healing through the sacrament of Reconciliation. To help prepare for these sacraments we offer a First Communion Sacramental Preparation Program where both child and parent will be actively involved. 

In addition to the First Communion Sacramental Preparation Program, students will need to participate in a faith formation program.

  • If your child attends Bishop Leibold School or another Catholic parochial school, they will participate in the religion program at school.
  • If your child attends a public or non-Catholic private school, they will also need to participate in St. Henry’s Parish School of Religion (PSR) program.
  • If your child is homeschooled, please contact Jennifer Zwiers to discuss which faith formation program option works best for your family.


ALL public school, private school, and homeschooled students planning to make their First Communion this year will need to:

  1. Complete the First Communion Registration Form.
  2. Complete the 2022-23 Youth Medical Release Form.
    • Please download, complete, and return to the Parish Office at: 6696 Springboro Pike, Dayton OH 45449
  3. Pay online or mail check to the Parish Office.  (If paying by check, write check out to St. Henry and on memo line write First Communion.)
    1. Sacramental Fee is $30/child.   
    2. Click here to pay online using the WeShare App.  (*The App and options are currently being updated.)
  4. Print the 2022-23 First Reconciliation and First Communion Calendar.