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St. Philip the Apostle Parish 
Religious Education Office
1233 W. Holtz Ave.
Addison, IL  60101

Phone #:
630.543.1754

Fax #:
630.543.4672

Email:
stphilipre@gmail.com

FAQs about First Communion
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Students with last names A-L at 10:00 a.m.
Students with last names M-Z at 1:30 p.m.

What time do the doors open? The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. Liturgy and 1:00 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. Liturgy.
Where do the children go after entering the building? To their classrooms
Is there a strict dress code for girls and boys? No. The girls can wear a white dress of any kind. Girls may NOT wear gloves during the Communion Mass. Boys may wear any color suit (most boys wear a black suit).
How long is the Communion Mass? Parents should plan on the Mass being about an hour and a half. This will allow enough time after Mass for pictures.
Where do the parents and family members sit in church? The First Communicants and parents will have reserved seating. Siblings and other family members can sit anywhere else in the church.
Can I take pictures or videotape the Mass? No flash photography is allowed! People should remain in their seats while taking pictures during Mass. You may set up a video camera in the balcony. A DVD of the Communion Mass will also be available to purchase. Order forms will be sent to families closer to the day. Families may stay after Mass to take pictures on the altar and with Fr. Danaher. A class composite picture will be taken the Friday after Communion for St. Philip the Apostle School students.
Do my family members need tickets to attend the Mass? No
I have a rosary/Bible/etc. that I would like blessed. Can Fr. Danaher bless it for me? Yes! Bring the sacramentals that you would like blessed to the Communion Mass. During the Mass, Fr. Danaher will ask you to hold up those items and he will then bless them.