1st Reconciliation & Eucharist Prep

Reconciliation & Eucharist Prep at SJA

The preparation of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in the 2nd grade.  Through parent programs, parents are offered support and education in preparation for their child’s reception of both sacraments.  The children and their parents participate in a communal celebration for First Reconciliation at the end of January and beginning of February.  All 2nd graders participate in a Jesus Day Retreat at the beginning of May prior to their reception of First Eucharist, where they experience 4 special sessions that include:  a First Communion craft, bread making, a meditation and letter writing to Jesus, and a First Communion video. The children receive their First Communion at 1 of 3 Masses the second weekend of May. 
While children are encouraged to attend religious education throughout their school years, the Cleveland Diocese requires that children have 2 years of religious education preparation to receive First Communion and Confirmation. Therefore, children must attend 1st and 2nd grade PSR or Catholic Day School to make First Communion in the 2nd grade. If your child has missed these required years, please contact Sr. Judy.

Calendar 2020-2021

 All dates are subject to change
Parent Meeting - Reconciliation
January 14, 2021,  7-8:00pm, Virtual (Zoom)

Rite of Recognition Masses 
N/A - See prayer service sheet from Sr. Judy

First Reconciliation
February 25, 2021, 7pm, In Church

Parent Meeting - Eucharist 
March 25, 2021, 7-8:00pm, Virtual (Zoom)

First Communion
May 1, 2021 11:00am* & 4:30pm, Church
May 2, 2021 9:00am & 11:00am, Church

Contact Us

Director of Religious Education
Sr.Judy Bucco, SND
[email protected]

Registration 2020-2021

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

496 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
P: 440-247-7183
F: 440-247-2327

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