First Communion

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. (1 Cor11:23-26)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls Eucharist the source and summit of the Christian Life. Many words describe such a great mystery: Breaking of the Bread, the Lord’s Supper, Sacrifice, Holy Meal, Memorial and Real Presence of Christ. At heart, Eucharist is a pledge of Jesus’ love, where those who are initiated into his Body and Blood become transformed into witnesses, disciples giving their lives in faith-filled service.

At Holy Spirit Parish, children receive their First Holy Communion in second grade. They attend a retreat prior to the reception of the sacrament. Parents attend two parent meetings and complete the study of a Eucharist textbook with their children. For more information on this program, please click here.


The following students received their First Communion on either April 27, April 28, May 4, or May 5, 2019:

Ella Ackley
Lucas Allen
Roman Arndt
James Ashbrenner
Olivia Ausloos
Lauren Barnes
Norah Beck
Taylor Berndt
Jack Blair
Paige Bock
Dracen Brey
Opal Bruckner
Mason Capelle
Quinn Collett
Sophia DeCoster
James Dillenberg
Caleb Epping
Cooper Fuss
Isabel Gauthier
Lucas Giannoni
Osmar Gonzalez
Bennett Grant
Patrick J Grapengieser
Adelyn Molly Gutman
Brennan Haen
Elsa Hansen
Nellie Harris
Lucas Janssen
Sydney Josephson
Hope Kaufman
Brady Konkol
Annaleesa Kreidler
Evan Laehn
Estrella Luevano
Charlie Matney
Dylan Matney
Margaret McCarthy
Brooklyn Mengert
Logan Merzlicker
Adilyn Michalski
Virginia Mooren
Avery Parker
Olivia Parker
Peyton Parker
Kylee Quevillon
Elena Rutchik
Jacob Salzman
Addyson Schmitt
Calin Schneider
Lincoln Sprangers
Rydly Sprangers
Maddie-Sue Strebe
Alexis Sutter
Denver Vandenberg
Brynn Vanevenhoven
Lucia Velasques
Callen Wesoloski
Mara Wettstein
Leah Wurdinger
Charlotte Zahringer


Weekend Mass times:

Saturday: 4:30 PM, Kimberly Church
Sunday: 7:30 AM, Darboy Church
Sunday: 9:30 AM, Kimberly Church
Sunday: 5:30 PM, Kimberly Church

Holy Days and weekdays: Check the Parish Calendar

The Darboy Church is located at:
W5813 Cty Rd KK, Appleton, WI 54915

The Kimberly Church is located at:
600 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, WI 54136