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.

Due to COVID-19, our registration dates have been modified.

We will post information on this page as soon as we have new registration dates. Scroll down for new student registration. 

We thank you for your patience. 

Baptism Class for First Communion Candidates

First Communion

Second Session Registration


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.

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.



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.

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

11901 Acacia Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Numero de Teléfono: (310) 679 - 1139 Fax: (310) 679-3034


Horas del Centro Parroquial

lunes - viernes: 9:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. sábado y domingo: 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Una parroquia Católica Romana de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles
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A Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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