Preparing for First Eucharist or Confirmation?
At St. John the Evangelist, both Sacraments of First Eucharist & Confirmation require a two year preparation.
If you have any questions or concerns about our programs, please don't hesitate to contact our Religious Education Office at:
Director of Religious Education (English): Meg M. Keenan, [email protected]
Director of Religious Education (Spanish): Ginny Richardson [email protected]
Religious Education Office Assistant: Christine Healy, [email protected]
Address: 13 Hodges Street Attleboro, MA 02703
Please see our Religious Education page HERE for registration information.
Sacramental Steps: Milestones in the Life of God's Grace
Just as in our day-to-day life there are milestones which mark our growth toward adulthood, God has given us Sacraments as milestones and helps to nourish us and encourage us throughout our life on earth and to prepare us to receive greater joy in heaven our homeland.
Sacraments are physical, visible signs of God's invisible grace and love. They're symbolic actions and objects which actually make real what they signify. For example, Baptism is a real washing with real water, but it's also a cleansing of our soul which redeems us from sin and makes us partakers of God's own life.
God gives us different Sacraments to help us know Him and His redemptive love for us throughout our lives, from the beginning in Baptism to the end with Anointing of the Sick.
We want to help you and your children to celebrate these Sacraments as fully and fruitfully as possible. Thus, we've prepared Sacramental Preparation programs for several of the major milestones after Baptism: First Confession (sometimes called Reconciliation or Penance), First Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist), and Confirmation.