St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

Office of Faith Formation

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist


First Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession, is a Sacrament of Healing.  In this sacrament, we examine our conscience, confess our sins, profess our sincere sorrow, and promise to try and do better.  We also receive healing and strengthening Grace.

First Eucharist, also known as First Communion, begins our full participation in the Mass through the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Children who have completed Level 1 of faith formation will receive First Reconciliation during Lent and First Eucharist in April/May of Level 2 in Faith Formation.  These children, usually, are in the 2nd grade in school.  We also work with children with special needs to receive First Eucharist and Reconciliation. 


There are important meetings/events that parents/Guardians are required to attend:

  • First Communion Candidates and Parents Rite of Enrollment in September at either 9:15 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Masses.
  • The First Reconciliation meeting in January.
  • The First Eucharist meeting in March.


Please check our calendar for exact dates and times for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.