First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

  • 2014 First CommunionThe Mandatory Parent Information Meeting is Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Sullivan Hall.
  • Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the 2nd grade classroom.
  • The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:00 am.
  • The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the 11:00 am Mass. Rehearsal will take place on April 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm.




After having first received the sacrament of Baptism, Christian Initiation continues with the receiving of the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion). Preparation for these two sacraments are traditionally given in the Second Grade, at about the age of 7 or 8. This is in accord with the policies of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Classes are directed by the Pastoral Staff and are taught by our catechists. Classes are open to all registered families of St. Mark Parish.

Whether your child is enrolled at St. Mark School, public school or homeschooled, you will need to register your child with the Office of Faith Formation in order for your child to be able to receive these sacraments.

Parents are highly encouraged to attend supplemental parent meetings prior to the celebration of these sacraments. The first parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in Sullivan Hall. Please download the class registration form (found towards the top of this page) and bring it with you to the meeting or drop it off at the parish office; attention: Father Maurer. As part of the Sacramental Prep program, we encourage parents and their children to attend Family Formation Sundays on the first Sunday of each month.

It is our belief that parents are the first and foremost educators and witnesses of the faith. St. Mark parish is here to assist you as you journey with your children through the preparation process.

Please contact Father Maurer at the Parish Office with any questions or for further information at 206-364-7900.

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