First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Programs
The sacrament of Penance (First Reconciliation) must be received before the sacrament of Holy Communion (First Eucharist). Contact the Parish Office at 301-622-1122 to register for these sacraments. Cost is $40.00 /program/ child.
First Eucharist Celebration
First Eucharist is typically celebrated when a child is in the second grade. Candidates for First Eucharist must:
■ Complete a full year of religious instruction either in Catholic school or in a faith formation program (typically in first grade),
■ Current enrollment either in Catholic school or in a faith formation program, and
■ Completion of sacramental preparation program.
First Eucharist Preparatory Classes 2017-18
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Must attend all classes.
First Eucharist Group Mass 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
At St. John the Baptist, families have a choice of how to celebrate a child’s First Eucharist. They can celebrate it individually at a Mass of their choosing, or they can participate in a group First Eucharist celebration in the Spring. Contact our Director of Faith Formation or contact our Parish Office for more information.