First Reconciliation & First Holy Eucharist Preparation

Students receive special, intense preparation for Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This is done in cooperation with the parent/guardian. Students in 2nd Grade ordinarily receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist for the first time. To receive these sacraments a student must have attended 1 year of a Catholic religious formation program. Meetings and retreats are scheduled during the year so that parents may review the content of preparation, deepen their own understanding of the sacrament being received, and help prepare their children for receiving these sacraments. Please see the Religious Formation Sacrament Calendar for dates and times of these meetings. Students will receive the sacraments only if they are adequately prepared.

All candidates for sacraments (Reconciliation and/or Holy Eucharist) must provide a copy of their baptism certificate to the Religious Formation office by October 1st. Baptism certificates may be faxed directly to our office at 402-916-9740 by the parish where your child was baptized.

If a child in the third grade or above has not received Baptism, Reconciliation, or Eucharist please contact the Religious Formation office at 402-916-9750. We will work together to set up a sacrament plan for your child with special preparation for the sacraments.

pdf Guide to Reconciliation (182 KB)