First Communion

Children preparing for the Sacraments First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Children in the second grade (and upper levels) in the Religious Education Program and the Parish School use the same text ‘Alive in Christ” and a supplement text “My Reconciliation Book” (Mi Libro De La Reconciliación)  and “My Mass Book” (Mi Libro De La Misa”) from Harcourt Publishers. Parents are encouraged to work at home with their child. There are four Parent/Child sessions in order to prepare themselves to receive First reconciliation and First Eucharist. Throughout their time in preparation the parish community prays for the 1st communicants

Preparation process includes:

  • Parent orientation 
  • Parent/Child workshop
  • Children’s Interview and Practice

Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Children receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation during the Advent season.  It is the custom at St. John Paul II Religious Education Program to focus on the first half of the school year preparing for First Reconciliation and the second half of the year focuses on First Eucharist. Due to the changing norms we offer First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Program at all grade levels.

First grade through ninth grade are offer in English and we also offer second grade through sixth in Spanish. Cost per child: $80 (Reconciliation and First Communion materials included.)