Sacrament of First Eucharist

In accordance with Diocesan Policy, children are encouraged to prepare for the Sacrament of First Eucharist as they near the age of seven.  Students must complete one full year of Faith Formation or Catholic School the year immediately prior to the year she/he prepares to receive the Sacrament. 

It is the primary duty of parents, and those who take the place of parents, the Pastor and Catechist to help our students prepare for this Sacrament.  It is expected that the family will attend Mass on a regular basis.

Candidates for First Eucharist will have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist.  Here at St. John of Rochester, Fairport, our candidates will receive First Eucharist within the Easter season.

Preparation will include opportunities to participate in the whole Eucharistic Rite as the central act of worship; understanding the reverent reception of both the Body (consecrated) Host and Precious Blood; a deepening awareness of the activity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in our lives; the gifts of Jesus in his life, death and resurrection and an understanding of the Church’s faith in Christ’s continued Presence in the Eucharist, as well as in the Christian assembly and his Word.

Have Questions?
Pam Sikora
Director of Faith Formation
585-248-5993 ext 38
Eileen Muoio

Secretary, Religious Education

(P) 248-8850

Quick Links


Your second and third graders for

First Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

Fee: Reconciliation & Holy Eucharist $50

Reconciliation & Holy Communion  Zoom
Parent meetings with Fr. Peter

Register for Parent/Child Retreat

Date April 10, 2021   9-11AM OR 1-3 PM

Register for your child's

First Holy Eucharist Mass

Each child can invite up to 9 people to celebrate around the Lord's Table with them. Each Mass will be limited to 20 families.  Please RSVP for the mass of your choice

Reconciliation & Holy Communion  Zoom


Parents who are preparing their first child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Holy Eucharist should plan to attend Meeting 1 and 2 for both sacraments. We offer a Tuesday evening at 7 PM sessions or a Saturday morning at 10 AM session.

  • Reconciliation

    • Meeting 1: Tuesday 1/5 at 7 PM or Saturday 1/9 at 10 AM

    • Meeting 2: Tuesday 1/19 at 7 PM or Saturday 1/23 at 10 AM

  • Holy Eucharist

    • Meeting 1: Tuesday 3/16 at 7 PM or Saturday 3/20 at 10 AM

    • Meeting 2: Tuesday 4/20 at 7 PM or Saturday 4/24 at 10 AM


Please call the office to let us know if you have any conflicts.


 Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 973 6463 0243

Passcode: 6GjSyA



  8 Wickford Way
 Fairport, NY 14450

Parish Office: 585-248-5993, Fax: 585- 387-0517

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