First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Children, who turn 7 by September 1 of the current year and are in second grade, prepare to celebrate their sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires that children preparing for these sacraments attend formal religious education for two years.

This means that all children who plan to celebrate the sacraments in the second grade must also have participated in religious education in the 1st grade whether it is through a parish sponsored religious education program (PSR) or Catholic School attendance. They must also be enrolled in Catholic School or PSR with satisfactory participation for Second grade.

1st Reconciliation typically takes place in January and 1st Holy Communion in May. All children who attend Catholic Schools must register for the Sacrament using the form on this page.

Special programs are available for children who are in grade 3 or higher and have not yet celebrated these sacraments. Please look for more information under RCIC.

All 2nd grade children who are registered for 1st Reconciliation / 1st Holy Communion will receive e-mail notification of upcoming events and important dates. Parents must attend a parent meeting scheduled in October. Basic sacrament information and a schedule of events for the preparation of First Reconciliation will be given out at the October parent meeting.  All information for First Holy Communion will be distributed after the completion of First Reconciliation.

Our First Reconciliation and Holy Communion Registration for 2022 is open. Verification of first grade religious formation and baptismal documentation must be provided. Your child must also register for second grade PSR or attend a Catholic School for second grade.





Barbara Kratz

678-393-0060 ext:126

Parish School of Religion
& First Communion Coordinator