First Reconciliation & First Communion

First Reconciliation

Children at the second grade level are enrolled in the class for Reconciliation through the Office of Discipleship and Mission. Parents participate in educating their child for the celebration of the Sacrament. Children celebrate the sacrament on scheduled days

Children who have not received this sacrament in second grade will be prepared for celebrating the sacrament through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC).

Adults who seek to celebrate this sacrament will enroll in the RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and receive this sacrament before Holy Week.

Each of the faithful who has celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation, is bound by an obligation to confess serious sins at least once a year (Canon #989). The Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation can be celebrated each week at times listed for the parish.

Students registered in the Family Formation Program or attend St. John’s School, prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation in the second grade. The parents/guardians are the primary educators for this program.

 


First Communion

All second grade students in the Faith Formation Program (classroom or parent-guided study) or attend St. John’s School, prepare together for this sacrament. First Communion is celebrated during the Easter season.