First Reconciliation & First Communion

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Please register in our Parish before registering your child for the First Communion Program.
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Our 2023-2024 First Communion classes are now accepting new and returning student registrations.

Please contact our Faith Formation for further information.



We welcome you and your child to a blessed year of preparation for First Communion and First Reconciliation.

The Diocese of Monterey’s guidelines for First Communion require a two-year preparation period. Due to the Covid Pandemic we are opening our first year First Communion/First Reconciliation class to 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students. Once this first year of Faith Formation is completed, they will be able to participate in our second-year program specific to First Communion/First Reconciliation.

This year, the second-year program is open only to children who have completed their first year of Faith Formation at the Carmel Mission, Junipero Serra School, or by special arrangement.

The First Communion preparation program at Carmel Mission guides children toward an initial understanding of the mystery of Christ and Eucharist as they prepare to come to the Lord’s Table for the first time. The core preparation for the sacraments takes place within the Sunday morning Faith Formation classes which meet from 10AM-11AM on the first and third Sunday (with some variation due to school breaks), and are supplemented with intensive preparation for each sacrament in the form of parent/child retreats. Please attend weekly Mass with your child, before or after class, at the 9am or 11am Mass. (Meeting dates coming soon.)

How to Register into the First Communion Program

To register for either Year One or Year Two of the First Communion Program, please fill out the forms linked below and submit your payment for the registration fees. You can email your completed forms to Jessica Ortega at, or mail them to Carmel Mission Basilica to the address provided below.

Registration Fees:
First Communion Registration: $200

Submit Payment Here

Or mail to:

Faith Formation
Carmel Mission Basilica
3080 Rio Road
Carmel, CA 93923

For further information please contact Faith Formation