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Baptized children in second grade and above are invited to prepare for and celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation, followed by First Eucharist. Our Bishop requires children preparing for sacraments to participate in both systematic faith formation (Catholic school religion class) and specific sacrament preparation provided by the parish.

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If you haven’t already done so, please register online for this preparation here. NOTE: When prompted, please select “Attends Catholic School” in the Elementary Program choice, then answer “YES” for sacrament prep.

Save the Dates

Parent Orientation for First Eucharist and Reconciliation is offered on two dates (choose one):

  • Monday, December 5th at 7pm in the Bishop Sullivan Room
  • Sunday, December 11th at 12:30 in the Day Chapel

Books, materials, and expectations will be shared during that time for no more than an hour. Children are not expected to attend. You need only attend one orientation.

A series of five family Saturday workshops are held from January through April at two timeframes. You and your child are expected to attend all five. Dates for the workshops and reconciliation and first communion are listed on the parish website.


Contact Laura Stapleton (Elementary Coordinator), especially if your family is registered at another parish and plan to prepare for and receive sacraments at St. Mary’s.