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.

First Eucharist:

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.

First Reconciliation:

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.

Register

There are 3 components to registering your child for Sacrament Preparation:

  1. Complete Registration Form online or Click here for Registration Forms
  2. Copy of child’s Baptismal Certificate – Can bring a copy to the parish office or upload with Registration Form.
    Click here To Upload Baptismal Certificate
  3. Sacramental Fees – Bring a Check to the Parish office with the Registration Form or Pay Online – Click here to pay online.

FEES:

  • One Child: $225
  • Two Children: $325
  • Three Children: $400

Register Now

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Download Form Here

PLEASE NOTE:

No family is ever denied religious education due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Director of Catechetical Ministries

Contact:

Breah Paradowski
Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator
bparadowski@stocsd.org

Toni Colombo
Director of Catechetical Ministries
tcolombo@stocsd.org