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 retreat for the Spanish speaking classes will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center from 8:30am to 12:00pm in room 4.

El retiro de preparación de Primera Comunión para los Padres de Familia que hablan español será el sábado 8 de febrero en Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, de 8:30 pm. a 12:00pm.

The meeting for students in English-speaking classes will be held on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. The meeting is  scheduled from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in room 4.


A Spanish First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2020 10am at WLIFC.

La Primera Comunión para los niños de la comunidad Hispana será el sábado 25 de abril a las 10:00 am. en WLIFC

An English First Communion Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, 2020, 10am at WLIFC.

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


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Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

5885 Robert
Oliver Place
Columbia, MD

Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

10431 Twin Rivers
Columbia, MD