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First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation

These instructions are for families of children under the age of 14. If your child is 14-17 years old and has not received First Holy Communion, please email Pearl Lagua at to discuss the best way for your child to move forward with his/her own age group. If you are an adult over the age of 18, please email Elise Flick at to sign up for our adult Sacrament prep class.

Students typically take the 2-year First Holy Communion class during their 1st and 2nd grade years. This class prepares them for both First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Registration opens over the summer each year and concludes the Sunday after Labor Day. You can follow the instructions below to speed up the process before the registration window opens. See our Religious Education page for additional up-to-date information about this year's class. 

Enrolling in the First Holy Communion Class

There are four things you will need to do before your child can receive his/her First Holy Communion:


Step #1: Ensure that your family is registered in the parish

If you are not registered in our parish, you can register here. We can only enroll registered members of the parish in Sacrament preparation classes.

If you are already registered at St. Ann, continue to the next step. Once you enroll in the class, we will pull your membership file and let you know if we need any additional information.


Step #2: Provide a copy of your child's birth certificate and Baptism certificate

Only baptized Catholics may receive Holy Communion, and for this reason we require a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate. We are required to collect a copy of your child's birth certificate to make sure that the information we print on the First Holy Communion certificate matches perfectly. Your child will need to present this document before receiving additional sacraments or serving as a godparent/sponsor for someone else--matching up your child's birth certificate with our sacramental records ensures we can always prove that he/she is the same person our records refer to if his/her future parish calls us to verify. We are happy to make a copy for you if you bring your child's birth certificate by the parish office.

Step #3: Enroll in the First Holy Communion Class

Sign up for First Holy Communion class before classes start in the Fall.


Step #4: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Dates for your child's First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will be announced to parents once they are scheduled. Students must make their first confession before they can receive Holy Communion. If the dates pose a problem for you, please speak to your child's teacher.

Questions about Sacraments?

Contact Elise Flick to get started! She can help you with sacrament paperwork and connect you with the appropriate parish leader for the Sacrament you need.

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