First Communion Dress Code

The celebration of First Holy Eucharist is a very exciting time for the whole family. Appropriate attire for First Communion is simple and age appropriate. The attire should not distract from the focus of receiving the Sacrament. Please use the following guidelines when choosing your child’s attire.

BOYS
Shirt: White only, full button dress shirt, long or short sleeves. No polo style shirts please. Pants: Navy or black dress pants with appropriate belt. Tie: Required and suitable for the occasion. Solid, stripe or other subtle print please. Shoes: Dark colored dress shoes with dark socks. No athletic shoes or boots. Suits/Dress jackets are welcome but optional.

GIRLS
Dresses: White, below the knee in length. No ankle length please. Shoulders should be covered. No spaghetti straps. Shoes and socks: White, low-heeled dress shoes. No high heels. Open toe shoes are fine. White ankle socks, tights or nude color hose. Veil: Shoulder length sheer white with simple headpiece. No large tiaras or bridal headpieces. Gloves: are not allowed for Mass.

These requirements are not intended to offend, but are necessary to prevent excesses and insure all are appropriate for this special occasion. If you have any questions or doubts about the attire guidelines, please Contact the Faith Formation office, 248-685-2702.