Sacraments of
First Reconciliation & Communion

In our continued effort to improve how our Families and young church experience the Liturgy of the Word, Eucharist and Communion Rite, we have simplified, yet made more consequential  our First Reconciliation and First Communion Programs for the children and their families.

For each Sacrament, the will attend two Masses where the children will be called up to the Alter after communion and dismissed to go to their prep class after receiving a blessing by the priest and the congregants.

 

The children will attend Sacrament prep classes where they will discover and learn about what it means to receive the sacraments. They will bring home fun “worksheets and puzzles” so they can continue preparing for their Sacraments with their parents at home.

 

While the children are attending their two preparation sessions, parent will be invited to enjoy morning beverages and goodies in the Cafeteria, socializing and getting to know other of our church families.

 

As a last step before the children receive their sacrament, St. John of Rochester will have a retreat with all the children  receiving the Sacrament and their parents.

Note: First time parents will also need to join Fr. Peter for his parent discussions. If you have any questions please contact Pam Sikora at 585-248-8850 or pam.sikora@dor.org.

* Register

First Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

Fee: Reconciliation & Holy Eucharist $50

(Note: Children must have completed a year of Faith Formation classes before they can begin sacrament prep classes. For example,  a child will need to have completed faith formation classes for 1st grade the previous year and sign up for 2nd grade faith formation classes and sacrament prep,  OR have complete 2nd grade faith formation, then sign up for 3rd grade faith formation and sacrament prep. )

*If your child is already enrolled in the St. John of Rochester 2nd grade religious ed program, you do not need to register; your child is automatically enrolled in our program. 

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Have Questions?
 Contact
Pam Sikora
Director of Faith Formation
pam.sikora@dor.org
585-248-5993 ext 38
Eileen Muoio

Secretary, Religious Education

Eileen.Muoio@dor.org

(P) 248-8850

First Reconciliation Schedule

One Parent Mtg w/ Pam

9/21/22 @ 7 PM OR  9/24/22 @ 10 AM:

Two Prep Classes:

Saturday, October 16, 2022: 9:00 -11:00  Mass and First Communion Prep class

– child only: Church & Parish Center

Saturday, November 20, 2022: 9:00 -11:00  Mass and First Communion Prep class

– child only: Church & Parish Center

 

Two Parent Meeting with Fr. Peter for parents with their first child receiving the sacrament held in Gathering Room

Meeting #1:

Monday November 7, 2022 @ 7 PM OR Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 10 AM,

(choose 1 meeting to attend)

Meeting #2:

Mon. November 28,2022 @ 7 PM OR Sat. December 3, 2022 @ 10 AM,

(choose 1 meeting to attend)

 

 

 One 2-hour Retreat

Saturday, December 10, 2022  First Reconciliation Communion Retreat

– parent and child: Held in Church & Gathering Room

Chose one time: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM OR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

 

Jan 28, 2023

First Reconciliation 10:00 AM church

First Communion

Schedule

One Parent Mtg w/ Pam

9/21/22 @ 7 PM OR  9/24/22 @ 10 AM:

 

Two Prep Classes:

Saturday, February 12, 2023: 9:00 -11:00  Mass and First Communion Prep class – child only: Church & Parish Center

Saturday, March 12, 2023: 9:00 -11:00  Mass and First Communion Prep class – child only: Church & Parish Center

Two Parent Meeting with Fr. Peter for parents with their first child receiving the sacrament held in Gathering Room

Mon March 13, 2023 @ 7 PM OR Sat. March 18, 2023 @ 10 AM, (choose 1 meeting to attend)

Mon. March 27, 2023 @ 7 PMOR Sat. April 1, 2023 @ 10 AM, (choose 1 meeting to attend)

 

 

 One 2-hour Retreat

Saturday, April 15, 2023 First Communion Retreat – parent and child: Held in Church & Gathering Room

Chose one time: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM OR 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

First Communion Immediate Prep/Walk Thru

April 27, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – parent and child:

 

May 6, 2023

First Holy Communion: Gathering room and Church 11AM

OR at any Mass time your family normally attends (highly encouraged)