The preparation for First Eucharist, and First Reconciliation, occurs during the second year of Faith Formation, provided that the child is in the second grade or higher.
Before preparing to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, children must first come to know and love Him at an age-appropriate level. Baptized children, who have completed one year of religious education, can begin preparing to receive their First Eucharist in the second grade. The process includes guided instructional sessions and home study materials.
All the faithful are obliged to approach the Altar of the Lord only if they are reconciled with God and Church. It is customary that a child preparing for First Eucharist also prepare and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance before receiving the Eucharist for the first time.
There are 3 components to registering your child for Sacrament Preparation:
- Print and complete Registration Form
- Copy of child’s Baptismal Certificate – Bring a copy to the parish office or email a copy to: email@example.com.
- Sacramental Fees – Bring a Check to the Parish office with the Registration Form or Pay Online – Click here to pay online, below.
- One Child: $225
- Two Children: $325
- Three Children: $400
No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Director of Catechetical Ministries
***When paying online, make sure to add the total you are paying and include the participant(s) name in the notes box to the right of the amount. If you are registering more than one child, include the total amount and all of the participants names***
***IMPORTANT: Your child is not considered registered for First Communion until a form, payment and a copy of his/her Baptismal Certificate has been submitted to the Parish Office. ***
Faith Formation Coordinator
Director of Catechetical Ministries