First Communion

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is included in the First Communion program, see below for more information.

First Communion

First Communion at St. John’s is a single program, including and welcoming all children of the parish, both those enrolled in St. John’s School and those going to school elsewhere.

  • Baptized children and children preparing for baptism (see note below) in the second grade, or above, are eligible and encouraged to participate.
  • For children not attending St. John’s School:
    • This one-year program starts in September and ends in the middle of May.
    • Classes are held on scheduled Sundays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • For children attending St. John’s School, classes are incorporated into the ordinary curriculum.
  • The program includes preparing for and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


  • Complete and submit the registration form.
  • Provide a copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate.


  1. Be on time for classes, schedule events, and activities.
  2. Attend 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, including participatory liturgies.
  3. Attend Christmas and First Communion activities.
  4. Not miss more than three classes.


  • Attend 9:30 a.m. Mass with the children.
  • Help the children memorize the required prayers
  • Attend all parent meetings
  • Participate in the Christmas and First Communion events
  • Help if necessary at the CCD led liturgies.

Religious Education Signup Form.

For more information contact Lynne Evans, Children’s Religious Education Director at (510) 501-4894 or by email.