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 19, 2018 at 6:15pm and at SP on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:15pm. PARENTS PLEASE ATTEND WITH YOUR CHILD.


First Reconciliation Parent Meeting: SM on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:45pm (during RE).

                                                               SP on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:45pm (during RE).


Mass Recognition dates:

SJ - Reconciliation students recognized at Mass on Saturday, October 20

SM/SP/SP Spanish Mass - First Reconciliation students recognized at Mass on Sunday, October 21



First Communion Mass Dates:

SJ - Saturday, March 30 during regular Mass time (5:30pm)

SM - Sunday, March 31 during regular Mass time (8:30am)

SP - Sunday, March 31 during the 10:30am Mass 


Mass Recognition dates:

SJ - First Communion students recognized at Mass on March 16

SM/SP/SP Spanish Mass - First Communion students recognized at Mass on March 17


Practice dates:

SP First Communion practice is on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:45pm during our LAST RE class - parents please attend

SM First Communion practice is Sunday, March 24 after the 8:30am Mass


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.