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 receiving Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, children must first come to know and love Him at an age-appropriate level. Baptized children can begin preparing to receive their First Eucharist after having completed one year of religious education. The two years must be done consecutively and the second year completed in our classroom setting.
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All the faithful are able to receive the Eucharist 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. Children in our program receive First Reconciliation during the Sacramental Preparation year.
To register your child for Sacramental Preparation, please submit the following to the parish office or online:
- Sacramental Preparation Registration Form
- Copy of child’s Baptismal Certificate
- Sacramental Fees
- One Child: $235
- Two Children: $335
- Three Children: $400
- PLEASE NOTE: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 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