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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;

whoever eats this bread will live forever;

and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”


— John 6:51

Receiving the Holy Eucharist is a milestone in the life of every Catholic. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is closely tied to the Eucharist, enabling us to partake of the Sacrifice of the Mass with a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.


First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion take place when a child is at least 7 years old and in the second grade at the time of formation. To receive these sacraments, children must already be baptized in the Catholic Church and attend either religious education sessions, Catholic school. In addition, all students and their parents must attend a series of sessions for First Reconciliation (fall) and First Holy Communion (spring).

The Rite for Reconciliation of Individual Penitents with prayers can be found here

For more information, contact Trevor Hamilton, Assistant Director of Evangelization and Catechesis (

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