First Reconciliation / First Eucharist


In addition to formation within the Religious Education programs and the School, preparation for First Reconciliation consists of a gathering for parents only to engage in meaningful conversation about issues of faith, and one retreat for parents and children to experience together. These gatherings typically begin at the end of your child’s first grade year and will continue into the beginning of their second grade year. Two opportunities to celebrate First Reconciliation are offered prior to your child’s Christmas break.

Preparation for First Eucharist follows a similar format. In conjunction with these gatherings, ongoing formation opportunities are designed to deepen both the parent and child understanding of the Sacrament of Eucharist as well as enabling parents to guide their child into gaining greater understanding and meaning of the Eucharist in their daily lives.

To learn more, please contact Marrey Picciotti, Parish Life & Formation Director at 708-383-3430 x 408, or email her at