Sacramental Prep – Reconciliation / Communion

Sacramental Prep Program for First Reconciliation / First Communion

  • Students who are 7 years old AND in at least 2nd Grade are eligible to begin preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion
  • Students preparing for First Reconciliation/First Communion must be attending St. James School or participating in an age-appropriate Religious Education program at St. James
    • It is recommended that students begin participation in our Religious Education program no later than 1st grade
  • James utilizes the Blessed curriculum by Dynamic Catholic, and the six lessons for each sacrament will be presented at home
  • Preparation for First Reconciliation is required before receiving the Sacrament of First Communion
  • First Reconciliation prep begins early October, and First Communion prep begins in February with First Communions scheduled after Easter
  • A combined Parent Meeting and Student Retreat will kick-off preparation for each sacrament with two sessions offered for parental convenience
  • Through a scheduled Practice, the children will revisit what they learned and practice for each sacrament, bringing a better understanding and comfort to receiving sacraments for the first time
  • Program registration will require a copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate even if baptized at St. James or if the certificate is on file at St. James School
  • Online Registration begins August 1st, with a $30 registration fee which covers both sacraments

Two Ways to Register

In Person Registrations

In-Person Registration, materials pick-up, and payment opportunities will be offered after all Masses the weekends of August 14th/15th and August 21st/22nd.