First Communion/First Reconciliation
First Communion is the introduction of the sacrament known as Holy Communion or the Holy Eucharist. First Communion is a great celebration that takes place within the Catholic Mass and involves the communicant, the family and the participation of the entire Church. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Church. The other two are Baptism and Confirmation. First Communion is preceded by the sacrament of Penance, also known as Confession or Reconciliation The 2nd grade classes of the Parish School of Religion and St. Joseph School will be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at a scheduled Mass in the Spring of 2018. A parent orientation meeting will be held to give parents support and guidelines for this important Faith journey. Each First Communicant must be baptized and attend a First Communion Retreat to be scheduled.