Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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First Reconciliation and First Communion

First Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the Church’s sacraments of healing where Jesus Himself gives us total absolution of our sins. Children entering second grade and above can prepare for this sacrament. Our classes begin in mid-September and First Reconciliation will take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 6, 2023. First Reconciliation must be received prior to First Holy Communion.

First Communion:

The Sacrament of the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith where we receive Jesus Christ – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. After First Reconciliation classes in the fall, the same students will participate in First Communion classes. These classes take place starting in January and conclude with First Holy Communion at a special Mass on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Additional Information:

Children in 2nd grade will meet on Sundays 9:15-10:15 am. Children in 3rd grade or above will meet Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm. A parent is required to attend with his or her child. Classes will be held in Our Lady of Grace Center in the Saint Maria Goretti room.

In addition to weekly meetings, parents and children are required to attend a retreat prior to each sacrament. The First Reconciliation retreat will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 9:30-11:30 am. The First Communion Retreat will be on Saturday, May 4, time TBD.

Please direct questions to Katie Svejkosky, Sacramental Prep Coordinator at




First Communion Calendar

  • Requirements for ALL First Communion Students (regardless of where they attend school) 

    Full First Communion Class Gathering: Sunday, Feb 4, 11:30-1pm

    Full First Communion Class Gathering: Sunday, April 7, 11:30-1pm

    Final Reflection/Rehearsal: Saturday, May 4, 9-12pm

    First Communion Mass: Sunday, May 5, 12:30 pm


    Sessions for Students not enrolled at SOSM (Sundays @ 9:15am and Tuesdays @ 6pm)


    Session 1: Feb 25/27

    Session 2: March 3/5

    Session 3: March 10/12

    Session 4: March 24/26

    Session 5: April 14/16

    Session 6: April 28/30



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