First Reconciliation

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage–an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.”

-Saint John Paul II–September 14, 1987

Reconciliation Preparation for youth grades 2-12 – We support parents as the primary catechists of the children in our sacrament preparation, which is completed independently from faith formation. A child is eligible to begin preparing for Reconciliation when they are in grade two or above and have had at least one full year of attendance in parish Faith Formation classes or Catholic School. For further questions, contact Amy Spessard at at (301) 662-8288 or

Online registration is not available for the 2024-2025 year.
Please print the registration form and permission slip and return it to the parish office with a check payable to St John the Evangelist (regardless of your parish of registration). We can accept credit card payment in the St John Parish Office.

Contact Amy Spessard if you have any questions.



Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place independently of Faith Formation sessions. Please find more information about Faith Formation and how to register your family here.