Preparation for First Eucharist (Communion)

In addition to these Immediate Preparation Meetings, children should be enrolled in some form of regular Religious Education (e.g., the Sunday Morning Program, the Family Program or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd either here at St. John’s or at another parish, or attend a Catholic school) both the year they receive the sacrament and the year before.  If you have any questions please contact Consuelo Petro 410-964-1425 x 325

There are two (2) PREPARATION MEETINGS  for parent and child.

A meeting for the Spanish speaking classes will be held on Saturday, March 9th at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in room 4.

La primera reunión para los Padres de Familia que hablan español será el sábado 9 de Marzo en Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, de 2:00 pm. a 5:00pm.

The first meeting for students in English-speaking classes will be held on Sunday, January 6th  at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center rooms 14, 16, 18.
The second meeting for students in English-speaking classes will be held on Sunday,  March 17th at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in room 4.


A Spanish First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 10am at WLIFC.

La Primera Comunión para los niños de la comunidad Hispana será el sábado 4 de mayo a las 10:00 am. en WLIFC

An English First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 10am at WLIFC.

First Communion Song – Our God is Here:  You can access the video and practice by going to


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