Preparing our children for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a spiritual, family experience. Through the preparation process, participants will grow in their sense of community, deepen their understanding of the sacramental rites, and express their understanding in a faithful response.


Important Information for 2019-2020


Sacrament Registration & Parent Meeting (REQUIRED)

Parents, mark your calendars for our Sacrament Registration & Parent Meeting! This meeting is mandatory, your child cannot be registered for sacrament preparation without a parent or guardian in attendance. Meetings take place in the McLoughlin Center. No RSVP necessary.

Wed, October 2  6:00pm for parents of 2nd grade Religious Education and CKS students

Sun, October 6   10:15am for parents of 2nd grade Religious Education and CKS students

Sun, October 6   12:00pm for parents of 2nd grade AHN and Villa Madonna students

Nursery will be available. Additional important dates listed below.


What are the requirements to register?
  • Two consecutive years of Catholic education in 1st and 2nd grade* are required prior to receiving First Communion and First Reconciliation. The required Catholic education may be through parish religious education classes or a Catholic school.
  • Those who do not attend Catholic school should enroll in our in our Religious Education (RE) program in order to fulfill the above requirement! **CLICK HERE** for information. (Note: Registration for RE classes does not automatically register your child for the sacrament, one must attend the Sacrament Registration & Parent Meeting noted at the top of this page.)

*For youth older than 1st & 2nd grade, please contact our office to make arrangements.



We know lives are busy, but this preparation is so important to growing the faith in your family and especially in the children. In addition to the MANDATORY REGISTRATION MEETING above, please make note of these very important dates.

Parent Spiritual Seminar (Parent)

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00-7:15pm OR Sunday, January 26, 10:15-11:30am

Attendance required by one parent (both are welcome to attend). Nursery available.

First Holy Communion Retreat (Parent & Child)

• AHN & Villa Madonna students & SUNDAY RE students:

Sunday, April 5, 10:15-11:30am

• CKS students & WEDNESDAY RE students:

Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:15pm


Attendance required by parent & child. Retreat takes place in the McLoughlin Center. Nursery available.

Sacramental Workshops (Child)

AHN & Villa Madonna students:

Attendance required at ALL 6 workshops. Each Wednesday workshop will take place 6:00-7:15pm at CTK.

First Reconciliation Workshop:
1. January 8
2. January 15
3. January 22

First Communion Workshop
4. April 1 
5. April 8
6. April 22

RE & CKS students: Workshops will occur during regularly scheduled class time.