First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

The Eucharist in the Catholic Church is the celebration of Mass, the eucharistic liturgy. The term Eucharist is also used for the bread and wine when transubstantiated (their substance having been changed), according to Catholic teaching, into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Church teaching places the origin of the Eucharist at the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, at which time he took bread and gave it to his disciples, telling them to eat of it, because it was his body. Then he took a cup and gave it to his disciples, telling them to drink of it because it was the cup of the new covenant in his blood.

The deadline to register for First Eucharist Preparation is 7/31/21.

Fees will then be increased on the following schedule:
$75 – Regular Fee for registering by July 31st
$250 – Last Chance Fee for registering by September 19th

After September 19th no First Eucharist registrations will be accepted. To begin the registration process, go to the interest form link below.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation Registration 2021-2023
will be ONLINE

Parents/guardians with children in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year (or who are currently in 1st Grade and have not previously attended a meeting), MUST fill out an interest form to begin the online registration process to learn about sacramental preparation, important dates, and their role in this special journey. The Online First Communion Sacramental Preparation video is for ALL parents/guardians including Faith Formation, Home School, and The Franciscan School, who have children in Kindergarten or 1st grade (unless 1st grade families attended last spring).

If your family wishes to enroll in the sacrament preparation process, you must begin by filling out the interest form at the link below.

*Registration forms for Sacramental Preparation enrollment are available ONLY after filling out this interest form and watching the emailed video.*

After you fill out the interest form at the link below, further steps will be emailed to you on May 13th.

To fill out the Interest Form for 2021-2023 First Sacraments Preparation click the button below or visit:

If you have any questions about First Communion/Reconciliation preparation, please contact:

Marisa Ferrara, Coordinator of Elementary Formation & First Sacraments
Phone: 919-847-8205 x223

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