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.


Parents, how can you enroll in the First Communion and First Reconciliation classes for 2023-2024 (starting this Fall)? 

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

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

3) This year, an in-person appointment is required to enroll a child in First Communion classes.  Contact Kristi to set up that appointment.  Only one parent is required, but both parents and/or children are welcome to come if you'd like.


Additional Videos:

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)



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