First Communion and First Reconciliation

Preparation for First Communion
Preparation for First Communion takes place during the 1st and 2nd Grades and is coordinated by our Director of Faith Formation. In addition to religious instruction at a Catholic elementary school or during regular PSR sessions, sacramental preparation will take place throughout the year, leading up to First Reconciliation January and First Holy Communion during the Easter Season.

Please check your email regularly!! Email will be the primary means of communicating with our First Communion Group!!

First Communion 2022 Preparation (Update 3-23-2022):
All students currently registered for 2nd grade PSR or registered for 2nd grade at SJJ and are St. Joseph Parishioners have been contacted via email to declare their intentions regarding participating in First Communion preparation for spring of 2022. You may access the Sacramental Intent Form here.

Important Dates
Mark you calendars now with the following important dates we expect everyone to participate in:

  • First Reconciliation will take place on Saturday, February 26th at 10:00am and 12noon. To split the group, we ask families with last names A-I come at 10:00am, and families with last names J-Z come at 12:00noon.
  • Jesus Morning will be on Saturday, April 9th. To split the group, we ask students with last names beginning J-Z come from 9:30-10:30am, and students with last names beginning A-I come from 11:00am-12:00noon. Jesus Morning will be fun and informative!
  • First Communion Mass will be on Saturday, May 7th at 11:00am. Families are asked to be seated in their assigned pews no later than 10:45am.

Please check this webpage for updates regarding sacramental preparation.

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Suggested Dress for First Communion
For Boys: We ask that boys wear dress pants or school uniform pants (any color, usually black, navy blue or khaki); a dress shirt with a collar (long or short sleeved, any color) with a tie; and dress shoes (not sneakers or athletic shoes).

For Girls
: We ask that girls wear a dress and dress shoes. That being said, most girls will wear a white dress (various lengths, all OK), with white shoes (watch the heels - they need to walk in them!) and something in their hair (veil, crown, wreath, bow).

We should not let the outfit overshadow the significance of the day.

 The Act of Contrition
     I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
     In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you
          whom I should love above all things.
     I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more,
          and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
     Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
     In his name, my God, have mercy.

  • Linda Zvoncheck, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!