First Confession & First Communion

Note: All children not enrolled at Saint John School of Little Canada must be enrolled in K-8 Faith Formation to receive the Sacraments.

First Confession

  • "Parents-Only” meeting
    Date TBD

  • Parents & Child Rehearsal Meeting
    Date TBD

  • Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 
    Date TBD

 First Communion

Preparation and learning for the Sacrament of the Eucharist (also known as Communion) is done as a home-based study with parents serving as the primary teacher. Both parents are expected to attend a preparation meeting in March and a practice meeting before the child receives the Sacrament. 

  • "Parents-Only" meeting
    Date TBD

  • Parents & Child Rehearsal
    Date TBD 

  • Celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist 
    Date TBD

Requirements for the First Reconciliation and First Communion:

  • The family must be a member of Saint John Catholic Church of Little Canada by the fall of the year of sacramental preparation.

  • The parents must adhere to the Baptism Certificate Requirements for Upcoming Sacraments stated below:

A copy of a current Baptism Certificate is required for any sacrament - First Reconciliation, First Eucharist (Communion), Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders. The definition of "current" is within six months of the upcoming sacrament. A photocopy of the original certificate issued on the day of baptism is not acceptable. A copy of the current certificate will be placed in the sacrament file.

If your child was baptized a Saint John's, we have a simple form (available below) for you to fill out to request a current copy of the certificate.

If your child was baptized at a church other than Saint John's, you will need to contact that church to request the current certificate. They can send it directly to us here at Saint John's Faith Formation Office at 2621 McMenemy St., Little Canada, 55117.

Please keep in mind: a Sacrament will not be able to be celebrated as scheduled without a current copy of the baptism certificate on file.

  • The parents must demonstrate their commitment to involvement with the preparation process by: attending the required meetings and practices, completing all preparation requirements, and providing on-going instruction and support as designated by the program director.


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