Open Wide the Door to Christ

Reconciliation

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 two schools Holy Wisdom Academy and Saint John Kanty Schools  use the same text ‘Blest Are We”/ “Bendicidos”: 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.

Grades 1 through 9 are offer monolingual and we also offer grades 2 through 5 in Spanish.

Cost per person: $80 (Reconciliation and First Communion includes materials)