Family Faith Formation

Dear Parents of First Communicants –

Our Bishop has given us guidelines and permission to proceed with First Communions with the condition that we adhere to all of the COVID-19 protections that have been outlined for us.  After speaking with Father Bader, we have developed a plan that should work for all of your families and provide an opportunity for our parish families to witness the joy of your child’s special day.  As you know, at this time, all Sunday Masses for Assumption and Immaculate Conception are being celebrated at Assumption Church.  We are permitted to register a maximum of 70 attendees at each Mass.  In order to avoid overwhelming the attendance at Sunday Masses, we are going to have one child receive their First Communion at each Saturday evening or Sunday Mass over a period of a few weeks.  We will invite parents to sign up their child’s First Communion Mass with Tricia DiChristofano at Assumption (815)634-4171.  In fairness, First Communions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. 

The Mass options will be:
Saturday at 4:00pm
Sunday at 7:30 am
Sunday at 9:30 am
Sunday at 11:30 am

Unfortunately, we will need to limit the number of individuals attending with the First Communicant.  Those who can attend will be:

  • The First Communicant
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Godparent (Sponsor)
  • Siblings of the First Communicant

First Communions can start being scheduled for the weekend August 8th/9th and beyond.  Please begin requesting your desired date and time at least a week ahead by call Ms. DiChristofano.  We will need to know the names of who will be attending with your family, so that she can register you and reserve the necessary pews.

Finally, please prepare your child to receive his or her First Communion.  If you have questions or need help, please call on me.  Also, since it has been a while since First Confession, I strongly urge your child and you to go to Confession in preparation for First Communion.   God bless you all and thank you for your patience and understanding.

In Christ,
Deacon William E. Dunn, K.H.S.
Director of Catechesis & Evangelization 
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church 
195 South Kankakee Street
Coal City, IL 60416 
Main Office:    (815) 634-4171
Direct Line:  (815) 518-5775

Click the link below to register for the 2020/2021
 Family Faith Formation classes

coming soon!

Please click the online giving button to make your Tuition Payment $150.00 for 1 Child $250.00 for 2 + Children.   You can also set up monthly recurring payments.  If you have questions regarding e-giving, please call Business Manager Sonia Hertogs at 815-518-5776.  You can also make credit card/check payments at the Parish Office during regular office hours.  There is no fee for Kindergarteners!  Tuition covers the costs of salaries books and utitlities. 

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Deacon William Dunn is the Director of Family Faith Program and the RCIA Program.  He can be reached
815-518-5775 or his email address is

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