Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

First Reconciliation and First Communion


Sacramental Preparation

First Communion

Baptism is the entrance and the gateway into the life of Christ. The person who is baptized has put on Christ and needs to continue to nourish the life of Christ throughout his/her entire life until that life is lived with God in eternity.

Children who received baptism as infants or were very young (before the age of seven or eight) begin the nourishment of Christ's life around the time of second grade. This preparation includes the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Instruction and formation for receiving these two sacraments usually begins in September. The sessions for first Reconciliation are conducted for about eight to ten weeks and culminate in a celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation usually at the beginning of the Advent season. After a break, sessions for First Holy Communion usually begin in January and are conducted for about eight to ten weeks. These sessions culminate with a parish celebration of these children's First Holy Communion in April or May.  This year First Holy Communion will be May 17, 2020 at the 10AM and 12PM Masses.

If you have questions or want to know more about the program please contact Trish West (503) 769-2656  [email protected]

Information for First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Classes
Schedules Banner Information Other Information
First Communion 2020 Class Schedule (English) First Communion Banner Information Class schedule Changes due to COVID-19 virus
Las Fechas para clases de Primera Comunion 2020 Informacion de la Pancartas de La Primera Communion  


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Registration for 2019-2020 Sacramental Preparation classes has CLOSED

If you have not made your payment yet and would like to pay online, use the link below.


There is a $60 Fee ($30 for each Sacrament) due prior to classes starting in September. 

Payments can be made with Check, Cash or Online

Please be sure to bring a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate to the parish office or email it to [email protected]