First Rec/Euch Preparation for Children

First Reconciliation & Eucharist is a two-year program at St. Brendan. Families must be enrolled in either Family Faith Formation or St. Brendan School for one year before beginning sacrament preparation.

Important Dates & Information:

  • First Reconciliation: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10 AM followed by a reception
  • First Eucharist Liturgy (please choose one): Saturday, May 4, 2024 or Saturday, May 11, 2024 both at 10 AM
  • Registration: Please contact
  • First Eucharist Retreat & Practice (please attend ONE)Monday, April 22 from 10am-2pm or 4pm-8pm. Both sessions will begin in the Davidson meeting room.
  • Sacrament Prep Resources: this year, we are again using the Mend and Nourish family-based resources to prepare for First Reconciliation/Eucharist. See below for examples of some activities you will do at home:




  • 22-23 Updated First Rec-Euch Family Faith Formation Letter
  • 22-23 Updated First Rec-Euch School Letter
  • Dress Code: this is a special day and our dress should signify this important occasion and sacred Liturgy!
        • Boys are asked to wear slacks, a button-up shirt, tie, and dress shoes. Suit jackets are optional, but most choose to wear them.
        • Girls are asked to wear white dresses with, or without, a simple jacket or shoulder covering and dress shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Many girls wear a simple tiara, floral crown, or veil, but these are not required. Gloves, if worn, must be removed before reception of First Holy Communion. Please reach out to us if you need assistance obtaining dress clothes, we are happy to help!
  • No Reception: there is no reception following the First Eucharist Liturgy since most families choose to do celebrations at home with family & friends.
  • Details for the day of: stay tuned for more details regarding what will happen the day of including instructions on seating & pictures!