Church of the

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059


First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

Sacraments are vital expressions of who we are as Catholic Christians. Each time we receive a sacrament we respond in a deeper way to Jesus' call to discipleship. Since sacraments are so important to us, we take them very seriously and prepare to receive them thoughtfully and thoroughly.

Sacramental prep is separate and distinct from faith formation. Children should be enrolled in BOTH faith formation (or attend Catholic School) AND their Sacramental Prep class. It is expected that all parishioners enroll children in Faith Formation when they enter 1st Grade.

All sacraments are community events, and this is reflected in the preparation and celebration of the sacraments at The Church of the Annunciation. Sacramental Prep is for Annunciation Parishioners only, exceptions made by request and with agreement of your home parish.


Before July 1st registration is free for parishioners.

After July 1st registration is $15 for parishioners.

First Reconciliation takes place in second grade.  Parents attend a Parent Session to help them prepare their children for the sacrament.  Following is a list of important dates and times for Reconciliation:

September      17th        9:15am - 10:00am        Parent Meeting           
September        24th        6:00pm - 7:30pm          Class #1
October              8th         6:00pm - 7:30pm          Class #2
October             29th         6:00pm - 7:30pm          Class #3
November       12th         5:00pm - 7:30pm          Retreat
December          9th         11:00am - 12:00pm            Reconciliation

First Eucharist takes place in third grade.  Parents attend a Parent Session to help them prepare their children for the sacrament.  Students attend a series of classes and the Sacrament will take place in the spring. Following is a list of important dates and times for Eucharist:

January           14th               9:15am - 10:00am     Parent Meeting
January           28th               6:00pm - 7:30pm       Class #1
February          25th               6:00pm - 7:30pm       Class #2
March              18th               6:00pm - 7:30pm       Class #3
April                22nd              5:00pm - 7:30pm       Retreat
April                28th               9:30am - 10:30am     Rehearsal 
May                5th & 6th         All Masses                 1st Eucharist
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