First Sacrament Program for Second Graders
First Reconciliation and First Communion

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First Sacraments Preparation Requirements 

Children preparing for these sacraments must have two years of active participation in the religious education program (grades 1 and 2), attend Catholic school, or be home schooled in an approved Catholic Home School Program. Both sacraments are celebrated in the 2nd grade. Families with children older than second grade who would like their children prepared for these sacraments should contact the Director of Religious Education.

It is expected that all students and their families attend Mass as well as religious education each week. Attendance at Sunday Mass is a requirement for those enrolled in Catholic School or an approved Home School program.

Parents are required to attend the Parent meetings scheduled for First Reconciliation and First Communion.

Parents and Children are required to participate in the Parent/Child Workshops scheduled before the reception of each sacrament.

A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate is due in the parish office no later than October 1st.

Attendance Policy

In the First Reconciliation, First Communion sacramental preparation year only one excused absence per semester is allowed. Additional absences will require make-up sessions. These make up sessions need to be made with the Director of Religious Education not the catechist.

Class Days and Times 

Sunday -10-11:15 AM
or
Wednesday- 5:30-6:45 PM

 

If your child is older than second grade and has not yet received these sacraments please contact the Director of Religious Education at 266-722-7929 x109 or email at kbutler@stjohnbchurch.org
 

 
First Reconciliation Important Dates
 
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
1PM or 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall
 
 
 
The nursery will be available by reservation.
 To make a nursery reservation please email the nursery coordinator, Jennifer Culver at jculver@stjohnbchurch.org.
 
First Reconciliation Parent/Child Workshop
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
9AM-noon in the Parish Hall

OR

SUNDAY, DECEMBER
 4, 2016
1-4 PM in the Parish Hall
 
First Reconciliation Services
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

OR
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
6:30PM in the Sanctuary
 

 
First Communion Important Dates
 
First Communion Parent Meeting
 
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017
1PM or 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall
 
The nursery will be available by reservation.
To make a nursery reservation please email the nursery coordinator, Jennifer Culver at jculver@stjohnbchurch.org.
 
First Communion Parent/Child Workshop
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
9:00AM - Noon in the Parish Hall

OR

Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the Parish Hall
1-4PM
 

 
First Communion
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 AM or 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary
 
 
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Older Children preparing for First Communion
will receive on
Sunday, April 30, 2017
at the 11:30am Mass