Welcome to First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Grades 2-5

If you have a child in grades 6-12 and who would like to prepare for the sacraments, please contact Katrina Cruz at (757) 468-3600 x108

Eucharist is one of the three sacraments which initiate us into the church.  The parish community supports and assists parents in preparing their children for the initial reception of Eucharist. 



Christian Formation. Children must be registered in Christian Formation classes for the current school year by September 5th in order to participate in the sacramental preparation program for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist which is a separate program from Christian Formation.

First Sacraments Orientation. Attending orientation is required to register, and the dates for 2019-2020 are as follows:

(You only need to attend ONE of the following orientation sessions)


Sunday, September 29th in Activity B from 9:10 to 9:45 a.m.


Sunday, October 13th in Activity B from 9:10 to 9:45 a.m.

Registration. At your orientation session you will complete a registration form to enroll your child in sacramental preparation. The fee for First Sacraments is $50.00 (can be paid in full or in 2 installments of $25.00) which covers student and parent books for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, class and retreat supplies, and the First Communion Banner.   A certified copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate is required and must be received by December 8th.  If an extension on the Baptismal certificate is needed, please contact Joseph Gurliaccio at (757) 468-3600 x105.

Guidelines. For a list of complete guidelines and requirements for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, please click the following link:  First Sacraments Schedule and Important Information, click HERE​


If your child has not yet received Baptism, and you are interested in preparing your child, please click the following:

For children 6 years and younger, click here Baptism.

For children 7 years or older:  See below

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – Adapted for Children

To begin the process, please register your child for Christian Formation for the 2019-2020 school year by visiting our  Formation Page.

Once you have registered for Christian Formation, both parent and child are required to attend the orientation session.  Catechists will go review the RCIA process with you as well as the schedule.

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