First Communion

For those already prepared, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered every Saturday at 10am in the Church.

Sacramental Preparation

(First Reconciliation & First Communion)

Sacramental Preparation - Diocesan regulations require two continuous years of religious instruction before receiving the Sacrament of First Communion in Second Grade. Those two years can be in our Religious Education (Family Faith Formation) program or a Diocesan approved Catholic school.  In addition, sacrament preparation classes are required in the second year.


First Communion, for families already enrolled: 

UPDATED CALENDAR as of January 2023 

Please note your family also needs to continue attending the Faith Formation classes on Sunday or Wednesday.

Sunday, March 19 - First Communion Class  (all missed work must be turned in before Easter)

Sunday, April 16 - First Communion Class

Saturday, April 22- Retreat from 9am - 12noon, Church Hall

Thursday, April 27- Rehearsal for First Communion - 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 29, First Communion Mass at 9:30 am

Click here for dress code. (for First Communicants)

Click here for a 4 min video on Church etiquette (for everyone, especially visitors).

Practicing:  How to Receive Holy Communion

Video for older children (Busted Halo, 5 mins)

Video for younger children. (Lay Catholic, 2 mins)


Registration is closed for this year. 

Parents, how can you prepare your child this year to enroll in the First Communion and First Reconciliation classes next year? 

1) Attend Mass regularly as a family, each Sunday at St. William

2) Enroll and attend regularly faith formation classes (or Catholic school)

3) Contact Kristi in May 2023 to begin registration.


Click here for information about Family Faith Formation.



Kristine Neumayer-Jenkins
Director of Family Faith Formation


To email, use the address below but substitute the (at) for @ and the (dot) for .

kristi (at)  saintwilliam (dot) org