Objective: The Sacrament of First Holy Communion, completes Christian initiation. (CCC 1322) This exciting course helps prepare the catechumen for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Students will find the videos easy to understand, with clear, concise, and helpful explanations of important concepts. 

This course is a Supplement to your parish-based catechetical program.

Developed under the direction of Deacon Frederick Bartels, and Deacon Keith Fournier, these classes carefully teach the basics of FIrst Holy Communion are appropriate for young adults and adults already confirmed.

Students will learn what confession is, why it is important, and how we are to prepare to make a good confession. 

At the end of this course, students will not only be better prepared for their first confession, but they will also be prepared to study in preparation for their first Holy Communion. 

There are 11 Mobile-friendly video lessons in this class with study guides, quizzes, and additional resources. A final examination concludes the course of study. 

A 'Certificate of Completion' will be awarded to students who pass the course. 

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Excellent intro to First Holy Communion


Excellent intro to First Communion. Very informative and appropriate for third graders. I learned so much as well with my child. Thank you.

Excellent intro to First Communion. Very informative and appropriate for third graders. I learned so much as well with my child. Thank you.

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Dean and Chaplin

Deacon Keith Fournier

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty four years. He and his wife have been married for 44 years. Together they raised five children and have seven grandchildren.

Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.

Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.

Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.