St. Joseph Church
A Catholic Community

11901 Acacia Ave.

Hawthorne, CA 90250


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First Communion

First Holy Communion or First Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation.  It is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Himself, the food in our journey of faith. We, in the community of Saint  Joseph, are happy that you have chosen our Parish to guide you in your child’s sacramental journey.

Next registration

Please call the Parish Center






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First Communion Registrations are held mid-June and early July in the Parish Center for Children in the second grade beginning September or anyone under 17 years old.

To facilitate the registration process, we ask that you:

  1. Bring original Baptismal certificate

  2. Attend a parent’s orientation class given on the same day as the registration.

  3. A donation of $85.00 per child.

Children who are not Baptized

You are also welcome to join our program if your child is in second grade by September or under 17 years old and is not yet baptized. Your child will be Baptized after he/she completes their first catechetical session.


Registration Requirements for children not baptized:

  1. Bring original birth certificate of the child.

  2. Attend a parent’s orientation class given on the same day as registration.

  3. A donation of $85.00 per child.

Parent Formation Classes

We ask parents to attend two parent classes a month in addition to completing community service hours.

Mass Attendance

It is important to come to Mass on a weekly basis not just to fulfill your weekly Sunday obligation but to enrich your faith as a family. At the end of Mass, students will scan their Parish ID card to confirm their attendance.

Class Schedule Options

  • Tuesday Track: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday & Thursday Track 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday Track: 8:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Class Duration

Course is from September to April.

Want to be a Catechist?

Please click on the link below, fill out the form and someone from our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Meet The Team

Luz Salgado

First Communion Elementary Coordinator

Marissa Garalde

Religious Education Assistant

Adriana Reynoso

Spanish Adult Faith Formation Coordinator