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First Eucharist/Reconciliation Preparation

2016-2017 First Eucharist/Reconciliation FAQ rev 081016

Registration for 2017-18 RE and Sacraments will begin in late August or early September. Watch the SJN Weekly Bulletin

First Sacraments 2017 Preparation Class Information

Catechists: Kathy Schmidt & Mary Carol Arnold   fromkathyschmidt@gmail.com

Assistants: Jim Stage and Connie Heller            

Adult Classes: Deacon Ed          deacon.ed.sjn@gmail.com   

Special Sessions: Fr. Lewis (noted below)

 Reconciliation 2017

 FEB  8             Wednesday      6:30 -745 PM  Parent and children classes               Fr.. Lewis teaching  PARENTS

 Feb 15            Wednesday     6:30-745 PM   Parent and children classes                

 Feb 22            Wednesday     6;30-745         Parent and children classes               Fr. Lewis teaching CHILDREN

 Mar  1          ASH WEDNESDAY – NO CLASS

  Mar 2            Thursday       6:00 pm            CELEBRATION OF FIRST PENANCE    THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE !!!


First Eucharist 2017

Mar 15    Wednesday  6:30-7:45 PM              Parent and children classes                

Mar 22    Wednesday  6:30-7:45 PM              Parent and children classes                 Fr. Lewis teaching PARENTS

Mar 29   Wednesday  6:30-7:45 PM               Parent and children classes                 

Apr 5      Wednesday    6;30-7:45                  ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES                Fr. Lewis teaching CHILDREN    

Easter Break

Apr 26    Wednesday   6:30 -745                    ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

May 7          Sunday                        Dress Rehearsal and Pictures after 11:00 Mass

May 13/14   Sat/Sun                       FIRST COMMUNION CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Celebration Dates 2016-2017

Celebration of 1st Reconciliation : Wednesday, March 8, 2017  6:00 PM

Celebration of First Communion will be at Masses on Mother's Day weekend, May 13th & 14th. 

Parish Registration Requirements:

If you would like to apply for your child to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation  and/or First Eucharist, first register your family in the parish and register your child using the Youth Registration Form.  When that is done, complete and return the First Eucharist registration form.

Age Requirements:

Your child must be in grade 3 (or older)

Baptism Requirement:

The parish must have proof of Catholic  baptism.

If baptized at St John Neumann: fill out all information on the application.

If baptized elsewhere: obtain a copy of the Catholic Baptismal Certificate and include it with the application. If you do not have the certificate, please contact the baptismal church and request a copy. If you can’t find the church address or phone number, we may be able to help.

Religious Education Requirements:

Completion of grade 2 of Religious Education

Previous year attendance in Religious Education or Catholic school.

Current registration for grade 3 in the SJN RE program or Catholic School

The Process:

The program will consist of three 3 classes prior to 1st Reconciliation (two with separate adult sessions) and five classes prior to 1st Eucharist (three with separate adult sessions). See the schedule of classes below. One parent or guardian must attend adult sessions on days they are scheduled.  


Class Schedule: See Above


The Program:

God's Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist, published by Loyola Press, offer meaningful experiences that help children and their parents understand, prepare for, and celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. These fully integrated sacramental-preparation programs engage children's hearts and minds through multiple prayer opportunities, beautiful commissioned artwork, and unique interactive elements.


There is a $10.00 fee per child to help cover the book cost. Fee is due with registration.