What is Family of Faith?
Family of Faith, for families with children in grades 1-4, brings St. John Neumann families together monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm, October-April, to worship together at Mass, learn about the life of Jesus Christ, His teachings, and our Catholic Faith. We invite you to attend! At home, parents will help their children fall in love with Jesus as they journey toward Heaven as a family.
Please see the First Reconciliation and First Communion section, below, for information about preparing for these Sacraments.
Contact Christina Weber, Family of Faith Director, with questions about our Family of Faith Program for grades 1-4.
Fill out the registration form below and mail into the parish office or email to Julie Bando. The cost per family is $225, regardless of the number of children or family members participating.
Are you looking for Family of Faith for middle school or high school teens? Visit our Youth Ministry page!
First Reconciliation and First Communion
Beginning in the fall of 2023, preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion will be a 2-year process.
The 2023-2024 school year will be our transition year. This means that those children who are entering second grade for the 2023-2024 school year will maintain a 1-year Sacramental preparation.
Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, no matter the grade level, the student will begin a 2-year Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. For example, if a second grade student joins our program in the fall of 2024, he or she will prepare for the Sacrament of First Communion during both second and third grades, with receipt of the Sacrament in the spring of third grade.
Materials for both programs are provided as part of the tuition and are supplied by the Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries and will be distributed at a Parent meeting.
The program is divided into two years:
First Year: First grade students begin preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
- Seek - meets mid-September-December, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:15 pm, pizza provided; children participate in activities while parents meet in small groups
- Root - meets January-April, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:15 pm, pizza provided; children participate in activities while parents meet in small groups; includes an at-home component
Second Year: Second grade students continue their preparation.
- Mend - preparation for First Reconciliation; an at-home program with content for September-December; also includes 4 Sunday support sessions which meet from 10:05-10:55 am, October-November
- Nourish - preparation for First Communion; an at-home program with content for January-April; also includes 6 Sunday support sessions which meet from 10:05-10:55 am, January-April
First Reconciliation: Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm
First Communion: all Masses May 4 & 5, 2024 (families choose the Mass that works best for them).
Contact Julie Bando for information about the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Please see our FAQ about Family of Faith for more information about our sacramental preparation information.
Attendance will be taken at each class being held. It is expected that students attend at least 80% of our sessions in order to be prepared for receiving Sacraments.
Register for the 2023-2024 School Year
Please click on the Registration Form button below, download the form to your computer, and complete the fields/print the form/save it to your computer, then return a copy to Julie Bando by email or by dropping it off in the Parish Office.