First Reconciliation & First Communion

Our 2023-2024 First Communion registration is closed.

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Program Overview

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.)

Registration Fees:
First Communion Registration: $200

For further information please contact Faith Formation