I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.  Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.”
                                                                                                                             (John 6: 35, 56)

                                       Photo courtesy Beny’s Photography, Gustavo Martinez, Photographer

At Our Lady of the Lake, we strive to make First Eucharist preparation and celebration a special time for the whole family as children prepare to receive Christ in the Eucharist, the Source and Summit of our lives as Christians.
First Eucharist Celebration for 2nd grade students takes place the first                  weekend in May.
Children preparing for 1st Communion are typically 2nd grade and older.  
Our Expectations of Parents:
  • Support your child in active participation and completion of curriculum in one of the faith formation session options (Wednesday classes, Summer Session, or Homeschooling)
  • Attend Mass weekly
  • Assist your child in memorizing the prayers listed in the Parent Handbook- Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be
  • Attend the Sacramental Parent Meeting in November and complete the checklist distributed at this meeting
What you can expect from us:
  • To be well prepared for the  Sacramental Parent Meeting and First Eucharist Retreat
  • To provide the most up-to-date resources for families to supplement classroom preparation at home
  • To provide clear handouts and schedules
  • To offer consistent and supportive communications throughout the process.  All        parents are encouraged to speak with us or meet with us as needed.
  • To assist all families in reverently and profoundly experiencing these beautiful sacraments, while also preparing children in what to expect when they celebrate and   receive the sacraments. 
For more information, contact the Preschool/Elementary Coordinator, Megan Swank at             616-399-1062 or
First Communion Registration Form 2018- Coming in November
Families at our First Communion Retreat: