First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation Preparation at St. John’s

We help families to prepare their children for First Reconciliation/Confession. Baptized children are ready for this sacrament when they are seven years old and in Grade 2 or higher. In their sacramental journey and to encourage a personal relationship with Jesus and within our parish family, each child is welcomed and asked to attend all preparation sessions, and their family is encouraged to join us at Mass regularly. It is always a joy for Fr. Dean when children say hello to him at Mass!

Children will continue their preparation for First Eucharist after celebration of Reconciliation.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation Classes 2024 – 2025

Do you have a child ready to receive these sacraments? Our parish will start preparation programs for these sacraments in the fall. Please call or email the office by October 18, 2024 for you and your child to pre-register. Your child’s Baptismal certificate will be needed, and a registration fee will help cover the costs of the programs.

Orientation sessions for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist start during the week of October 20, 2024. Attendance at a Parent Meeting in late October and two Preparation sessions for children on Saturdays or Thursday afternoons in November are required components. The full schedule will be shared in September through Flocknote.