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 early in 2018 and First Holy Communion during the Easter Season.

Please return the First Communion Sacramental Intent form here by August 1st to remain part of our email communication list.
Please check your email regularly!! Email will be the primary means of communicating with our First Communion Group!!

First Communion Update (2-26-18):

Next up: Jesus Morning on Saturday, March 3rd. Jesus Morning is a retreat experience for our children as they prepare for First Communion. We need some teen helpers and a few adults as well, to make the morning run smoothly. If you are interested in helping, follow this link to sign up. 

First Communion Pictures (posted 1-31-2018)
We have once again made arrangements with Linda Detmayer Photography for formal individual portraits on Tuesday, May 1st, and for photographs during the First Communion Mass on Saturday, May 5th. Follow this link to see general information about the photographic options you have and some samples of her work. Follow this link for the order form. All questions and communications about pictures should be directed to Linda Detmayer at Turn on JavaScript! or 216-798-1282. For additional samples of Linda's work, go to

     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.

First Communion Dates

Please note and mark your calendars with the following important dates for First Communion 2018:
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Sacramental Forum - 7:00pm, in the church. For parents of first communicants.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 OR Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Sacramental Parent Retreat - 7:00pm-8:15pm in the Holy Family Center. For parents only. Choose to attend one of these two meetings.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - First Reconciliation - 10:00am in the church. For first communicants, parents and immediate family members.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - Jesus Morning - 9:00am until 12noon. Meet in McGraw Hall of the SJJ school building. Jesus Morning is for first communicants only.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Family Mass - 3:00pm, in the church. First communicants must attend this learning experience with their parents. A reception will follow in the HFC.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
- First Communion Practice - 6:00pm, meet in the church. First Communicants and one parent must attend this practice.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - First Communion Mass - 11:00am.

  • Linda Zvoncheck, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!