First Reconciliation & Communion
First Reconciliation and First Communion are celebrated in 2nd grade.
Parents/guardians of older students wishing to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion need to contact the office to make sure we have them on the list.
Circle of Saints First Communion Policy: All students requesting to receive First Communion need to be registered prior to the first class with an indication that they are seeking the sacrament. Students should regularly attend weekly RE classes. While the occasional absence is excusable, a significant number of absences will signify that the student is not yet ready to receive the Eucharist. In addition to regular attendance at RE classes, all students and at least one parent/guardian should attend the parent meetings. Parents/guardians are also asked to attend their child's First Reconciliation as well as their First Communion Mass.
First Reconciliation will be celebrated at SM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:15pm and at SP on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:15pm. PARENTS PLEASE ATTEND WITH YOUR CHILD.
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting: SM on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:45pm (during RE).
SP on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:45pm (during RE).
Mass Recognition dates:
SJ / SP Spanish Mass - Reconciliation students recognized at Mass on Saturday, October 28
SM/SP Mass - First Reconciliation students recognized at Mass on Sunday, October 29
First Communion Mass Dates:
SP - Saturday, April 7 at 3:00pm
SM - Sunday, April 8 during regular Mass time (8:30am)
Mass Recognition dates:
SJ / SP Spanish Mass - First Communion students recognized at Mass on March 10
SM / SP Mass - First Communion students recognized at Mass on March 11
SP First Communion practice is on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:45pm during our LAST RE class - parents please attend
SM First Communion practice is Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30pm
First Communion Information:
Suggested Attire: Boys - dark pants, dark shoes, white shirt, tie
Girls - white/ivory: dress, shoes, tights or socks, veil, gloves
*Gloves & veil are optional. Gloves need to be removed prior to receiving Communion. In lieu of a veil, a ring of flowers or other hair accessories are acceptable.
Pictures/video during Mass: When processing in and afterward only!
Students will have the opportunity to try the bread & wine prior.
There is no reception afterwards - families usually have their own celebrations.