First Eucharist

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.

2017-2018 Religious Calendar

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.