First Communion

Children preparing for the Sacraments First Reconciliation and First Communion

Children in the second grade (and upper levels) in the Fatih Formation Program and St. John Paul II Catholic 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 attend weekend mass and work at home with their child. 

Preparation process includes:

  • 2 Year Preparation Program (2 Classes a month, September through May).
  • Parent orientation.
  • Parent and Child workshop.
  • Children’s Interview and Practice.
  • Mass attendance.

Children preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Communion:

Children receive the sacrament of First Communion after the Easter season on completion of the 2nd year program. It is the custom at St. John Paul II Faith Formation 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 Communion. 

2 Year Program for First Communion Preparation, Fee $100.00 per year.