In accordance with the norms of the Diocese of LaCrosse, in preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is done usually in second grade.  Students must be enrolled in St. James Catholic School or the parish Religious Education program.

Special Sacraments sessions are available for those students who are beyond these grades and are still in need of the sacraments, and RCIA is available for adults. The Sacrament of First Eucharist is typically celebrated in April.

Requirements for First Eucharist

  • Regular attendance of Parish School or Religious Education program
  • Parent Meetings
  • Participation in Eucharist Centers for parents and students
  • Completion of Together in Jesus activity lessons
  • Rehearsal Practice


Beth Cerny | Religious Education Coordinator | 612-910-3793
Jacky Miller | Pastoral Minister/RCIA Director | 715-835-5887, ext. 6