The GIFT of Reconciliation and First Communion


First Communion Training in English
First Reconciliation Training in English

First Reconciliation Training in Spanish
First Communion Training in Spanish

Mission Statement

The First Reconciliation and First Communion (FR/FC) ministry prepares the second graders in our parish to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This ministry leads the children and their parents/guardians to a joyful response to God's call to know, to grow in virtue, live a holy life, to become the best version of themselves, love, and serve Him and others throughout their lives within the Catholic Church.

Sacramental Preparation:

All second grade children of our parish (SJV) who have been baptized are invited to begin the formal preparation through this ministry to receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Parents of older children, who did not receive First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion in second grade, need to contact our Family GIFT Coordinator Saul Onate, in the parish office during regular business hours to register their child or children to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) Ministry.

Parental Participation

Parental participation is required at parent sessions, practice(s) for First Communion, Spiritual Retreat, celebrations of the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Communal celebrations of their first Sacrament of Communion will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020.


Guidelines Atlanta Archdiocese


Handbook for First Reconciliation:  Blessed

Handbook for First Communion:  BLessed


Resource Links Below:

Calendar in English

Calendar in Spanish

How Can One Become Involved in This Ministry?

Anyone can become involved in volunteering for this rewarding ministry. The volunteers are needed for each calendar event, as catechists and classroom aides. Parents and Confirmation candidates are welcome to help in this program.

Contact Information

If you wish to contact any representative from the First Reconciliation/First Communion (FR/FC) ministry, have any questions, would like to volunteer, you can initiate contact by:

  • Contacting our Family GIFT Coordinator, Mr. Saúl Oñate at (678) 217-8412 or email at [email protected]



  1. Parents MUST  bring the child Baptism Certificate to the Parish Office 

  2. Parents MUST attend the Orientation held on August the 20th, 2020

  3. One or both parents MUST to attend this class with his or her child

  4. Parents and children MUST to attend the Spiritual Retreat on May 9th 2020 at Saint John Vianney

Program Overview

  • Rules  In Order to attend the GIFT of the First Holy Communion program you MUST attend the FAMILY GIFT NIGHT classes. 

  • Fees: one child $30/ two children $40 three children $55