St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1st Holy Communion/Reconciliation Prep


What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life (CCC 1324) and is a participation in Christ's sacrifice for our salvation. Receiving the Eucharist is to receive Christ himself, and to be in communion with him. Seen in this light, proper reception of the Eucharist is necessary and therefore closely related to the sacrament of reconciliation (confession). 


Who can be prepared at St. Mary's Cathedral?

1) Parishioners who attend Sunday Mass and who are known to our Rector (this is a requirement for our program)

2) Parishioners that have child(ren) ages 7-9 may register for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation preparation. Our guiding curriculum is Signs of Grace from Augustine Institute


Registration is closed for 2023-2024. Please join us for our 2024-2025 First Communion classes in Fall of 2024. Check out our bulletins as we get closer to the Fall for more information about registration, or contact Jenna Slotnick at jslotnick@cathedralpdx.org or (503)-770-4791