First Reconciliation & Communion


Children who have completed one year of religious education immediately prior to their year of sacramental preparation, with a minimum of 75% attendance at either the parish or parochial school, are invited to prepare for the sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Children must meet a minimum of 75% attendance rate for the year of sacramental preparation as well in accordance with church guidelines, children prepare for Reconciliation before First Communion.

At Holy Family Catholic Church, Reconciliation and First Communion are traditionally celebrated during the second-grade year in parish school of religion (PSR). Holy Family accepts children after second grade into the sacramental preparation program if they have not already completed these sacraments. For more information, contact Jena Duffy at 816-436-9200, ext 309, or email her at