Saint Gerald

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Please note: This page is for children who do NOT attend St. Gerald School.

We are excited that you have a child (or children) ready for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Parents with 2nd grade children will be given materials that include activities and teachings they can facilitate at home with their family. Parents will receive the first box of resources at the parent meeting in September.

Important information and dates:
  • Family Formation Parent meeting - Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 6 pm, Lakeview - Gym (parents only)
  • The at-home lessons take 20-40 minutes each. These are to be completed weekly.
  • First Reconciliation Rehearsal - Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 6 pm
  • First Reconciliation Service - Thursday, Nov. 16th, 6 pm
  • Attend the Wednesday evening sessions starting Jan. 2024. If your child is ill, please contact [email protected] to advise of the absence.
  • First Communion Rehearsal - Saturday, Feb. 24th
  • First Communion Mass - Sunday, Feb. 25th, 11:30 am
  • Sacrament Workshop Day for parents - choose either Nov. 11th or Feb. 10th, 9 am - 3 pm
  • We encourage one or both parents to attend Alpha. Please register at
  • Click here for a complete Family Formation Schedule.

Please complete the online registration, including all children in grades K-8 in your family. There is no separate form for children participating in sacramental preparation.


The annual tuition is $150 per family. This is a per-family fee, not per child, and covers families with children in grades K-8. Any catechist, leaders, or aides will receive a reduced tuition rate of 50%. Those who purchase H.O.P.E. certificates can also put any credits accumulated toward your faith formation tuition. No child will be turned away. If there is financial hardship, please contact Teresa Zamora at [email protected].

Register Online and then pay online using WeShare.

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail or drop off payment to the parish business office:
St. Gerald Catholic Church
7859 Lakeview St
Ralston, NE 68127

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