Sacramental Preparation: Reconciliation and First Eucharist

The Religious Education Sacramental Program is a two-year formation process for baptized children at least seven years old. A student must have the equivalent of at least two consecutive years of formation and discernment to be considered a sacramental candidate. Sacramental preparation generally begins in the 1st grade and culminates in the 2nd grade with the celebration of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Parent participation is an essential component of the sacramental program.

The Reconciliation and Eucharist program includes:

  • Parent orientation and formation meetings

  • Classroom instruction

  • Prayer

  • Assembly for Reconciliation

  • Celebration of the first reception of First Eucharist is held at Sunday Masses during the Easter Season.

Family Requirements

  • Attend parent orientation and parent meetings

On November 7th from 7 – 8pm in the church there will be a parent information meeting for all parents. Please have at least one parent attend this meeting, as we will be going over necessary paperwork, mass dates, rehearsal times, etc. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact the Office of Religious Education as soon as possible in order to schedule a separate meeting.


We are very excited for your children and families as they are going through this special time! Thank you for letting us be a part of this process with you all.


Caterina Clarke, Director of Faith Formation
310.316.0961 |
Kacie Riordan, Faith Formation Assistant
310.316.4460 |