Saint Gerald

First Reconciliation and First Communion

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

When a child is in the 2nd grade and expresses a desire to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion and has been attending Family of Faith Gatherings with their family monthly, they may be registered for instruction.

Important information about preparation for both sacraments (Reconciliation and Communion):
  • There is an orientation meeting for parents and students, with an introductory lesson (90 minutes on a Saturday).
  • There are several at-home lessons that take 20-40 minutes each. These are to be completed weekly and then recorded on the Check In site at the bottom of this page.
  • There is a Parent/Student Retreat (two hours on a Saturday).
  • There is a rehearsal for the reception of the Sacrament.
  • One or both parents must attend Alpha before the child can receive the sacrament. Alpha will run concurrently with preparation for Reconciliation and Communion. If you have already attended Alpha, you need not attend it again.
The schedule for First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation for 2022-2023 is as follows:
  • September 3 - 9:00-10:30 a.m. - Parent/Student First Reconciliation Orientation, Fellowship Hall (96th and Q).
  • September 14 - November 30 (Wednesday nights) - Alpha, St. Gerald School gym (7857 Lakeview Street, Ralston). This includes the Alpha Retreat October 28-29 (location TBD).
  • October 22 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. - Parent/Student First Reconciliation Retreat - Fellowship Hall (96th and Q).
  • October 27 - First Reconciliation - 6:00 p.m. (96th and Q).
  • November 5 - 9:00-10:30 a.m. - Parent/Student First Communion Orientation, Fellowship Hall (96th and Q).
  • January 14 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. - Parent/Student First Communion Retreat - Fellowship Hall (96th and Q).
  • February 11 - 9:30 a.m. - First Communion Rehearsal (Church, 96th and Q).
  • February 12 - 11:30am - First Communion Mass (Church, 96th and Q).
Cost: Paid when you register for Family Formation, the total is $120 per family. There is no additional cost.

First Reconciliation and First Communion Registration

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First Communion Check-in

For families enrolled in First Communion preparation, please use the following form to notify Deacon George of lesson completion, feedback about the lessons, and Mass attendance.
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