First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Note: All children not enrolled at Saint John School must be enrolled in A Family of Faith to receive First Confession & First Communion.


First Eucharist Prep

Saint John’s gives parents everything they need to successfully prepare their child for the powerful Sacraments of Confession and Communion.  In addition, all 2nd Graders must either participate in our new family-based faith formation program “A Family of Faith,” or be enrolled in Saint John school. See the inside of this brochure for more info.


First Communion  Schedule:

· Parent-Meeting: Oct 25, 6-7:15 PM, in the Chapel

· 1st Confession Rehearsal: Jan 17, 6-7 PM, in the Church

· 1st Confession: Jan 20, 10 AM in the Church (Refreshments & snacks afterwards)

· Parent Meeting: Feb 7, 6-7:15 PM, in the Chapel

· 1st Communion Rehearsal: May 2, 5:30-7:00 PM, in the Church

· 1st Communion: Sunday, May 6, 1 PM in the Church


Fees to cover expenses: $50 per student

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.



First Reconciliation Test

All children in the First Reconciliation preparation program must complete the following online at-home test without using any books or notes.  Click this link to go to the test.  Enter your name and the password is "Evangelist" (without the quotation marks).

First Eucharist Test

Any children in the First Eucharist preparation program may complete the following online at-home test without using any books or notes.  Click this link to go to the test.

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