First Reconciliation

Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to
the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.
- Saint John Paul II – September 14, 1987 Homily

Preparation for youth grades 2-12

The Faith Formation Office assists parents in preparing their children for First Reconciliation. We are pleased to support you as the “domestic church” and look forward to helping as you prepare your child/ren to receive this sacrament. A child is eligible to begin the process of preparing for Reconciliation if they are in grade two or above. A minimum of one full year’s attendance in Faith Formation, either in the Sunday, Monday, Home Study, or one of the local Catholic Schools, is required immediately previous to the year in which a student is accepted into a Sacramental Program.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Religious Education, Amy Spessard at: 301- 662-8288 or via email

2017-2018 Religious Education Registration Form

2017-2018 First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Calendar