First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation Requirements
At St. John Vianney we believe that learning to know, love and serve God is a life-long process and Sacraments Are the Center of Our Faith Life.
What an exciting time in the life of your family! We look forward to working together with you to prepare your child to receive their sacraments. The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (CCC 1324) All children who are of the age of reason (age 7), and who have been baptized, are eligible to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Preparation for First Holy Communion, in accordance with Archdiocesan policy, includes enrollment and participation in Christian Formation classes, or the day school, for at least one year prior to the reception of the Eucharist. Students who have not been formally enrolled in a Christian Formation Program prior to 2nd grade must complete the 1st grade curriculum before preparing for First Communion. Both sacraments are celebrated in the 2nd Grade. Families with children older than second grade who would like their children prepared for these sacraments should contact the Director of Faith Formation, Dave Baudry at 262-796-3944 ext 1117.
It is expected that all students and their families attend Mass as well as the Parish Religious Education Program each week. Parents are required to attend the Parent meetings scheduled for First Reconciliation and First Communion. A copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate is due in the parish office no later than October 1st.