First Communion

First Communion & First Reconciliation Families requesting sacramental preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation must have their child enrolled in the Faith Formation religion classes the school year prior to, and the school year during which the Sacrament is to be received.  Families requesting sacramental preparation need to attend a minimum of one parent/student meeting and all retreats as part of the sacramental preparation.

A First Reconciliation Retreat is offered in the winter with parents and students who are preparing to receive Reconciliation for the first time.  A First Communion Retreat with parents and First Communicants is offered in April prior to First Communion Sunday, which is the first Sunday of May. Working in collaboration with the parents, we encourage parental participation in helping learn prayers and attendance at Mass.  For more information, please contact the Faith Formation Office  (616-374-7253 x 202) or the parish office.