1st Reconciliation & Eucharist Prep

Reconciliation & Eucharist Prep at SJA

The preparation of First Reconciliation and First Communion 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 prior to their reception of First Communion, 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 one of four Masses in early 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. Therefore, children need to 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 Mary Vincenti.

Calendar 2023-2024

Parent Meeting - Reconciliation
November 9, 7:00-8:15pm Parish Hall

Rite of Recognition Masses 
November 18/19 at all Masses

First Reconciliation
January 31, 7:00pm in Church
February 7, 7:00pm in Church 

Parent Meeting - First Eucharist 
February 29, 7:00-8:15pm in the Parish Hall

Jesus Day
April 20, 8:30am-12:00pm in Olsavsky Center

First Communion
May 4, 2023 11:00am & 4:30pm, Church
May 5, 2023 11:00am, Church

Contact Us

Director of Religious Education 
Mary Vincenti

Registration 2023-2024


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