“In the Eucharist, Christ gives us the very body which he gave up for us on the cross, the very blood which he poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1365)

Currently, the classes for First Holy Communion are held at St. Mary’s School in Waterford on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am – 10:15 am.  This is part of a new program for the parishes of St. Augustine’s, in Troy and St. Mary’s, in Waterford.  The entire Faith Formation Program is now headed up by Debbie Webster.  Classes will begin September 25th, 2022. Please register now!

First Holy Communion Classes

Sunday Mornings
9:15 am – 10:15 am

St. Mary’s School, Waterford

Students begin preparing for the sacrament of First Holy Communion after having attended one full year of formal religious instruction.  The usual grade for preparation of these sacraments is 2nd Grade.  There are two parent meetings and two retreats included in the preparation program.  The celebration of First Holy Communion is the first weekend in May and will be offered at St. Augustine’s Church for children of St. Augustine parishioners.


CALENDAR for 2022-2023 First Communion/ First Penance will be available soon!

Any adult who has not received all of their sacraments and is interested in receiving them please call the Parish Office (518) 235-3861 for information about RCIA.


Contact our Parish Office at (518) 235-3861 or contact the Faith Formation Office at (518) 237-3131 ext. 23

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