The Faith & Begorra Communion Experience


My name is Susan Banks. I have over 28 years experience with young children celebrating their First Communion. The shop was started because I had trouble finding the right gifts for our own five children when they went through their sacraments. Here I am over 26 years later with the finest and largest most complete Communion Department in the Tri-State Area. We have sent our dresses to many foreign countries and families from over 18 different States have traveled to us here at Faith & Begorra to pick from our selection. We are a small shop with a personalized service for each family. Robin, Patricia, Lauren, Kristin & I look forward to you coming in with your little one as you journey through this very special time. We want to guide you through having their special day remembered.












Sleeveless dresses are our most popular dresses, the girls like them, they look pretty. Most dresses are designed to have very little detail directly under the arm so the dress will be comfortable for the child.

Christine Helene (UF7026)

Mon Cheri (119394 )

Jacket Dresses

Some dresses come with a jacket, such as the Harper dress that is featured here. Some churches require a young girl’s shoulders to be covered on Communion day. We sell separate jackets if you need one, or if the day will be cool.

Harper Couture Dress

Long Sleeve

The long sleeve dresses are my favorite, we only have a couple, featured here is a favorite for this year by Isabella a company from Ireland Exclusive to Faith & Begorra. Notice the bodice on this very special dress.

Isabella (G519356)


We purchase all the dresses we can with sleeves, a sleeve can make a dress look dainty and finished. No need for a jacket or a shawl. Here we feature a lace sleeve by Isabella, a company Exclusive to Faith & Begorra from Ireland.

Isabella (G519328)


Many girls come in wanting something soft and simple, they are not use to wearing dresses and we are very aware. Our job is for a child to enjoy their day, find something they are comfortable with and fits nicely. To that end we have dresses without sparkle, on the elegant, side.


Tip Top (5682)

Isabella (G519366)

Isabella (G519366)

Higher Waist

Little girls comes in all sizes from size 4 thru 20.5. They are all about the same age and all want to look nice on Communion Day. Sometimes a dress that rides just above the waist is all a child needs to bring a wonderful smile to her face.  


Jan & Nan (34031)

Long Dresses

At Faith & Begorra we do not purposely purchase long dresses, however dresses from Europe tend to run longer and depending on height and size of a girl may fall longer. For this and all dresses we show a young girl how to walk, sit, and climb steps in her dress so her day will be comfortable for her.


Sarah Louise (090037)

Low Waist

Some girls are tall for their age and for them a lower waisted dress looks nice, it sits on the hips. We have many low waisted dresses to choose from. Featured here is Gwen by Christie Helene Couture Collection


Christie Helene (Couture)

Waist Dresses

When shopping for a dress, we make sure a child sits, walks, uses steps and walks not runs in a dress. Sometimes a child will really want a certain dress but it is just not quite comfortable for them. We have them sit in it to see if the dress is right and they will enjoy their day.

Isabella (G519370)

Collar Dresses

We have a few dresses with Collars, one by Sara Louise, one by KOKO. They are very pretty and collars add a sweet element.


Koko (KO19934)

Lace Top or Illusion

We have a wonderful selection of dresses with a lace bodice or with lace and illusion. Some have sleeves, others are sleeveless. As in all these descriptions, it comes down to what you want for your daughter on her special day.


Mon Cheri (119375)



Abby is zipped and from there we check to see sleeve fit, and front/back fit. Dress should be smooth and without gaps. Across the top edge you should not be able to see down into the dress. If a dress is sleeveless, we make sure you can not see into the side of the dress, and we make sure the sides are not too high and cut short under the arms.


Here the dress is being checked for growth. Most dresses are purchased way before the Communion, we want to make sure Abby has wiggle room and can sit comfortably in the dress. We have the girls sit, go up steps and twirl.They will be very excited on Communion Day and we want them to choose a dress that fits them and will be fuss free.


Abby is checked to make sure she has a smooth fit front and back and that the length of the dress is correct to keep any excited little one from tripping on her big day. We suggest the children practice walking in their dress and always make sure to scuff the soles of their shoes.



Once we make sure the dress has "spin" and everything is ok, we celebrate with a thumbs up. Abby is my granddaughter, I am her Grammie Sue, and she was one very patient young lady as we photographed her. I want every young girl to have a good experience at Faith & Begorra. First Holy Communion is a very special time in a child's religious growth and we are here to help guide your child through the journey. Now little Abby is my stylist for our in house photo shoots. It takes a village to have a little girl pose in dozens of dresses for her Grammie Sue. Cousins Abby & Chloe make it fun.




11-3pm each day.

February: 17th & 23rd.
March:3rd, 9th, 16th, 24th, 31st.
April: 6th, 7th, 13th, 27th, 28th.
May: 4th, 5th.


From East Using Rt. 46

Bear right off of Rt. 46 Westbound. by Sogo in Denville. Follow Bloomfield Avenue along River straight into town. We on on right hand side at the corner or First Avenue and Broadway.

From The West ( Pa)

Rt. 80 East to Exit 38, Denville. As you come off the exit ramp, get into left lane. Go thru the first light by Burger King, at the second light, bear left thru light and follow flow of traffic into town. At next light, go straight down Broadway. We are last store down on the left side at the end of the first block.

From RT 46 and Dover

Follow directions above "From the West, PA".

From the North Via Rt. 287

Rt. 287 South to Rt. 80 West about 4 miles to Exit 39 Denville, follow directions above.

From the South Via Rt. 287

Take Rt.287 North to Rt. 80 West, follow directions above.

From Rt. 10.

Take Rt. 10 East or West to Rt. 53 North. Follow 4 miles into center of town, make hard right at clock tower. We are last shop down on left hand side at the end of the first block.

From the East (New York)

Rt. 80 West to Exit 39, Denville. After you exit Rt. 80 you will be on Rt. 46 East, make 2nd right hand turn (Rt. 53/Denville)At Stop Sign, make a right and go to second traffic light, make a hard right onto Broadway. We are last store down on the left hand side, the corner of First Avenue and Broadway.



  • Mon -Thurs: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Friday: 9:30AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Sunday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Tel: 973 625 0070