Erin Andersen
Program Coordinator

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

First Reconciliation

& First Holy Communion

Welcome to the Sacramental Preparation Program for First Reconciliation and First Communion!  As the Coordinator for this program, I am blessed to help you guide your children to the sacraments, introduce them to our Catholic faith, and help them deepen their relationship with Jesus.  At Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, we offer a two-year program: students make their first confession at the end of Year 1 and receive their first communion at the end of Year 2.  All sessions take place at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5049 W. Caldwell Avenue.

I began my service with the Church in college, as a middle school catechism teacher.  I continued teaching in the CCD program at various parishes, while growing my skills as a liturgical musician and vocalist.  Today, in addition to coordinating the First Reconciliation/First Communion Program for Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, I am also a lead music minister for St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Tulare.  God calls us to pray and praise Him in music, and to worship together through song.  So, I make sure music is a key part of all my classes and retreats!


For Students to be eligible to enroll in the First Reconciliation/First Communion Program:

  1. Children must be baptized.  For children who are not baptized, please call the Religious Education office to begin the process: 559-733-3929.

  2. Students must be enrolled in 1st – 9th grade at the start of their program.  For students in 10th grade or higher, he or she enrolls directly into the high school confirmation program.

> More About 2021 Registration

> Register for Year 1 In Person | Distant Learning

> Register for Year 2 In Person | Distant Learning

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