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1st Reconciliation 1st Communion 2023-2024

1St Reconciliation/1st Communion at Resurrection Parish

(Tentative Dates) 

1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion are traditionally celebrated in second grade at Resurrection but we welcome older children as well. Preparations for 1st Reconciliation begin Tuesday, September 9th, 2024 and the children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in late November.

1st Communion preparations begin Tuesday, January 7th and children will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion in the late Spring, 2025. 

Public School children attend Tuesday evening classes to prepare for these sacraments. Catholic School families may prepare for these sacraments at-home or are welcomed to attend the Tuesday evening classes if space allows. Please contact Karen.Hogan@ResurrectionParish.net to inquire about availability or to learn more about sacrament preparations at Resurrection. 

Both public and Catholic School families are asked to attend several parent and child gatherings to prepare for these Sacraments throughout the year.


Click HERE to Register for 1st Reconciliation/1st Communion preparations at Resurrection

Tuesday in-person sessions are 6:30-7:45 p.m. See the Tentavie Schedule below.


          Sunday, Sept 8th Outdoor Homecoming Mass followed by food, games, and live music beginning at 11 a.m.

          Tuesday, September 10th-Orientation for ALL 1st Reconciliation Students and at least one Parent (Faith                                                               Formation classes for other students begin on September 19th)

            Tuesday, September 17th- 1st First Reconciliation class (optional for Catholic students)

          Tuesday, September 24th -2nd First Reconciliation class


          Tuesday, October 1st -3rd First Reconciliation class

            Tuesday, October 8th – 4th First Reconciliation class

            Tuesday, October 15th -5th First Reconciliation class

            Tuesday, October 22th -6th First Reconciliation class

            Tuesday, October 29th- 7th First Reconciliation class


            No Class Tuesday, November 5th -Election Day

            Tuesday, November 12th -8th First Reconciliation class

            Tuesday November 26th -NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Week)

            Monday, November 18th – REHEARSAL ALL First Reconciliation Students and at least one Parent at                                                                        6:30 p.m.

Tentative: Tuesday, November 19th- Sacrament of Reconciliation 6:30 pm

           No Class Tuesday, November 26th- Thanksgiving Week


            Tuesday, December 3rd – Safe Environment training for non-Catholic school students

            Tuesday, December 10th – Nativity Play and Christmas party with parents and students

            Tuesday, December 17th-31st – NO CLASS (Christmas Break)


            Tuesday, January 7th -Orientation for All First Communion     Students and at least one Parent

            Tuesday, January 14th -1st First Communion class

            Tuesday, January 21st -2nd First Communion class

            Tuesday, January 28th -3rd First Communion class


            Tuesday, February 4th -4th First Communion class

            Tuesday, February 11th -5th First Communion class

            Tuesday, February 18th - 6th First Communion class

            Tuesday, February 25th -7th First Communion class


            Tuesday, March 4th –Mardi Gras-Lenten event for all Communion students and at least one parent

            Tuesday, March 11th – 8th First Communion class

            Tuesday, March 25th -9th First Communion class

            NO CLASS Tuesday, March 26th –(Spring Break)



            Tuesday, April 1st – 10th First Communion class

            Tuesday, April 8th - Safe Environment training for all non-Catholic school students        

             NO CLASS Tuesday, April 15th (Holy Week

            Thursday, April 17th – 7 p.m. Holy Thursday Services (encouraged attendance)

            Friday, April 18th -Noon-3 p.m. Good Friday Services (encouraged attendance as you are available)

            Sunday, April 20th -9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Mass (encouraged attendance)

               No Class Tuesday, April 22nd (Easter Break) 

            Tuesday, April 29th- Tentative rehearsal for all first Communion children and at least one parent, followed by end of year party for First Communion children, Faith Formation children, and parents                                                          6:30- 7:45 p.m.   

             Tentative First Communion Mass Sunday, May 4th  at 2 p.m. 



Things to Do

Obtain your Child’s Baptism Certificate: Please send in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. You may also call or email the baptizing church and ask them to send a record to Resurrection Parish, 48755 Warren Road, Canton, MI  48187. (734) 451-0444 or Fax: (734) 451-0454. Please send baptism certificate by November 1st, 2024. If your child was baptized at Resurrection, we already have everything we need!

Required Meetings: Attend the 2 required Reconciliation parent/child meetings and the 2 first Communion parent/child meetings in-person or contact me to attend a make-up meeting.

Reconciliation Preparations: Public School children attend in-person classes on Tuesday evenings. Catholic School Students: You are welcome and encouraged to attend the Tuesday night sessions if there is room in the class. Let Karen.Hogan@ResurrectionParish.net know if you are interested in this option. If doing the homeschool option, complete the 8 lessons in your Reconciliation booklet by November 19th. Use the family guide to help guide you through the process. You don’t need to be a theologian. Just share from your heart and let your child know how God has been working in your life!

First Communion Preparations: Between January 7th and April 29th, attend the Tuesday sessions Or, if in a Catholic School, complete the 10 lessons in your First Communion booklet. Use the family guide to guide you through the process!

Choose First Communion Dates: Review the 4 First Communion Mass options with your family and notify me via email of the best date for your family. (Please give me an estimated head count and you can revise this as the date gets closer.) The 2 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 4th, will be a special Mass for 1st Communion families and will be the best option to accommodate families with a larger number of guests.