The celebration of the First Communion is an exciting event in the life of a parish. The Sacred Heart community welcomes your child as he/she joins us in receiving our Lord Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Children in 2nd grade and above who are NOT enrolled in a Catholic school should register for the parish sacramental preparation program. There are two options:

A) Cathedral Kids program on Wednesday nights. Parents will also need to register for the CAFE adult faith formation program or assist in the Cathedral Kids program as a teacher or teacher aide (Safe Environment requirements apply).

B) HomePREP. Parents can complete the sacramental preparation program at home with their children.

First Communion for the 2nd grade will be held on May 11, 2019.

To sign your child up for First Communion, register below, email Dave Wells, SHC Faith Formation Director, or call 865.588.0249.



“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51, 53).

NOTE: It is the traditional practice of the Catholic Church that only baptized and practicing Catholics are invited to receive Holy Communion as a sign of our unity as Church. Those wishing to receive a blessing may come forward at communion time to receive a blessing from the priest. Simply cross your arms over your heart as a sign you would like to receive a blessing.