First Eucharist
Phone: 704.536.6520 | Fax: 704.837.8243
8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227

First Eucharist

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Students can begin their preparation in the first grade to receive their First Communion in second grade. We have classes for students in all grades. Preparation for this sacrament is a two-year program at St. John Neumann. If the student is close to turning 18, we invite them to join our RCIA program.

Students also receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

We understand that this is a stressful time full of uncertainty. Please let us know how best to support you during this time.
Basic Requirements for Receiving the Eucharist:
  1. Be a baptized Catholic.
  2. Abstain for at least one hour before Holy Communion from any food and drink, except for only water and medicine.
  3. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession. Here is a How To Guide for Children.

Basic Dress Code for First Communion


  • Suit OR trousers with or without a jacket
  • Button down dress shirt (long or short sleeves) with a tie (optional)
  • Dress shoes and dark socks (no tennis shoes, please)


  • White dress. Dress may have long or short sleeves, or be sleeveless as long as the majority of the shoulder is covered.
  • Dress may be long, if desired. Length should be knee level or longer.
  • White veil (floral headpiece is also appropriate)
  • White dress shoes and socks or stockings
  • Gloves must be removed if the host is received on the hand of the faithful.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Anticipated Mass (Vigil): 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm (Spanish), 5:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 6:00pm
Friday: 6:30am
Holy Days: Call Parish Office


Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm-4:45pm
And by appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fridays: 7:00am through
Saturday at 8:45am



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St. John Neumann Catholic Church

8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
Phone: 704.536.6520
Fax: 704.837.8243



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