*Change in Location for the 2nd Grade Penance Service. This will now be held at St. James Parish, here in Lakewood, on December 6th at 6pm.

First Communion and Reconciliation

The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received. The whole Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. We use the words “really, truly, and substantially” to describe Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist in order to distinguish Our Lord’s teaching from that of mere men who falsely teach that the Holy Eucharist is only a sign or figure of Christ, or that He is present only by His power. It is at the student’s First Communion that he/she receives Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity, for the first time.

Reconciliation, therefore, prepares us to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness for our sins. It is through the reception of reconciliation, where Christ is made present through the priest, that our sins are forgiven and our souls are once again made pure and we can then prepare ourselves for the reception of Holy Communion. Reconciliation allows us to once again have that filial relationship with the living God.

For more information please look at the programming handbook in the link to the right.

Students typically begin this process of formation during their 2nd grade year.


  • One Child – $80 (ONLY $60 through the 1st week of class)
  • Two Children – $95 (ONLY $75 through the 1st week of class)
  • Three or more Children – $110 (ONLY $90 through the 1st week of class)


Payment methods: 

Cash – If paying with cash please put payment in an envelope indicating the students name and program.
Check – Please make checks payable to St. Luke Church and write the student’s name and program in the memo box.

**Financial Aid is available to families in need. Please contact the Parish Catechetical Leader, Max Hall, to arrange for this.

*** If your child is in the Parish School of Religion (Public School Students in grades 1-8) then there is a separate additional cost. Please refer to the respective program page for tuition costs.

Class Cancellation Policy

If the Lakewood City School cancels school for the day then PSR classes/Sacramental Preparation classes will also be canceled. Should a storm arrive late, or inclement weather is forthcoming a notification will be sent to families via email, Remind text notification, and parish social media accounts. Please check the parish website for updates as well.

Notes for 2023/2024 

Registration for First Communion and Reconciliation will open on August 1st.

A complete program calendar will be available beginning July 1st – follow the button below.

Major Dates for Programming:  First Reconciliation (December 6), First Communion Mass (May 4), Jesus Day Retreat (April 20)

Dates & Location

Please consult the program calendar link below dates and information regarding parent meetings and children’s meetings. 

Classes are usually held in McBride Hall which can be easily accessed off the St. Luke main parking lot; however, please remain vigilant to your email for any updates.

Contact Information

Max Hall – Parish Catechetical Leader

Mailing Address: St. Luke, 1212 Bunts Rd., Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216-521-0184 ext. 230 (Office), 440-941-3125 (Call/Text)
Email: mhall@stlukelakewood.org

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