First Reconciliation / First Eucharist


In addition to formation within the Religious Education programs and the School, in past years, preparation for First Reconciliation has consisted 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. This preparation process typically begins at the start of their second grade year. Two opportunities to celebrate First Reconciliation are offered in January.

Preparation for First Eucharist or First Communion has followed 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. Multiple opportunities to celebrate First Communion are offered in the Spring.

To learn more, contact Alex Ryan at 708-383-3430 x 403 or email her at