The First Communion Certificate is available free to download and print for church administrative office, Human Resources Department, etc. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at your convenience.
The Certificate for the First Communion below will be a great way for your church members to remember their first Communion and help make this a special day for them by honoring them and their achievements and accomplishments.
What is First Communion?
In the Roman Catholic Church, there are three major sacraments that children undergo:
1. Baptism - Typically performed when the child is a baby, although some wait till they are 3 or 4 years old.
2. First Communion - The children are given the proper instruction preparing them to accept the Eucharist, which represents Christ's body and blood for the first time. Normally, the child will prepare for this at the age of eight.
3. Confirmation - The child reaffirms the Catholic belief and denounces evil. Normally, this is undertaken when the child is at the age of 18, although some churches decreed it at the age of 12. Confirmation can occur at any time that a Catholic believes they can become a full member of the Catholic Church, and no Catholic can have a church wedding if either the bride or the groom has not been confirmed.
However, in terms of ceremony the First Communion or the Sacrament of Eucharist is given more attention than the Confirmation. During the First Communion process, the child extensive preparation either at school (if the child attends a Catholic School) or at church. the children are provided with the steps that they need to become familiar with in order to be given the Sacrament, which includes the first confession.
The free Communion Certificate printed on card stock paper will be a nice display. You need to be sure to get a color of stock paper that doesn't clash with the colors on the certificate so to be safe you might get either white or off white but that is up to you on what color of paper to use. There is a place on the bottom for your Pastors to sign to make it official.
If your church participates in Communion, you will probably need the following free Communion Certificate...Click on the link to download the First Communion Award below: