First Communion

First Reconciliation/Communion 2022-23

Welcome Back!!  We look forward to having your child with us in our First Reconciliation & First Communion programs this year.

The Archdiocese of Seattle requires that all sacramental preparation, including preparing for one's first communion, to happen in their parish. Our first communion program embraces "family-led" catechesis. We know our families are busy, and bring with them a rich diversity of experiences. As our ritual for infant baptism says, parents and guardians are "the first and best of teachers" for their children. We utilize the "Blessed" First Reconciliation and First Communion programs from Dynamic Catholic. 

What does this program look like? 

   We will be offering regular after school classes for kids making their First Reconciliation and First Communion this year.  Scheduling is set up so that kids will study for their First Reconciliation in the fall and be ready to receive the sacrament in December. In the spring, they will go through preparation for First Communion.  Classes will meet after school on Campus from 4-5pm.  The schedule for meetings are as follows:

First Reconciliation

First Communion

September 28th

January 25th

October 12th

February 8th

October 26th

February 15th

November 9th

March 8th

November 16th

March 22nd

November 30th

April 12th

December 7th

April 26th

Students will have an opportunity to make their First Reconciliation on Wednesday, December 14th.

A retreat will be held for ALL students receiving their Sacraments on Saturday, February 18th from 9 a.m. until Noon. 

First Communion Mass will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 9 a.m.

How much does it cost? 

It costs the parish about $25 per child to prepare them for their first reconciliation and first communion. We ask families to make a donation of $25 to help cover this cost, which includes books and retreat materials. No family registered at Our Lady of Lourdes will ever be turned away because they cannot pay, and any donation over and above $25 will help cover the cost of materials for all our students. Checks may be made to "OLL" and you can donate online here. Be sure to select "First Communion" under the Faith Formation drop-down box. 

To register for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation & First Communion: Click Here