First Sacraments Preparation Requirements
What an exciting time in the life of your family! We look forward to working together with you to prepare your child to receive their sacraments. The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (CCC 1324) Children preparing for these sacraments must have two years of active participation for the Parish School or Religion (Grades 1 and 2), attend Catholic School, or be Homeschooled in an approved Catholic Home School Program. Both sacraments are celebrated in the 2nd Grade. Families with children older than second grade who would like their children prepared for these sacraments should contact the Director of Religious Education. If your child is older than second grade and has not yet received these sacraments please contact the Director of Religious Education at 256-722-7929 x108 or email at lmason "at" stjohnbchurch.org.
It is expected that all students and their families attend Mass as well as the Parish Religious Education Program each week. Attendance at Sunday Mass is a requirement for those enrolled in Catholic School or an approved Home School program.
Parents are required to attend the Parent meetings scheduled for First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Parents and Children are required to participate in the Parent/Child Workshops scheduled before the reception of each sacrament.
A copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate is due in the parish office no later than October 1st.
In the First Reconciliation, First Communion sacramental preparation year only one excused absence per semester is allowed. Additional absences will require make-up sessions. These make up sessions need to be made with the Director of Religious Education, not the catechist.
Class Days and Times
Sunday -10:00 - 11:15 AM
Wednesday- 5:30 - 6:45 PM