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Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation & Eucharist


For students in Grades 1 through 12

About our Program

As a parent or guardian, you are the primary teacher of the faith to your students. Our catechists work in partnership with you to help your child learn about Jesus and these sacraments. 

Sacramental Preparation (Sac Prep) for 1st Eucharist and Reconciliation is a two-year process, usually beginning in 1st grade. Before receiving 1st Eucharist, students must have been enrolled in Faith Formation classes for 2 consecutive years including the current year.  For information about and to register for regular Faith Formation classes, click HERE.

The second year of Sacramental Preparation requires attendance of parent meetings, parent/student classes, and retreats. Copy of Baptismal Certificate Required (email to [email protected]). To register for the Sac Prep for 1st Eucharist and Reconciliation, you must register HERE .

The suggested donation for the 2 year Sacramental Preparation Program for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist is $50, paid at the beginning of the first year. This fee helps to cover retreat costs including books, snacks, the photographer and crafts. If you cannot afford the $50 please contact Shara at [email protected] for reduced or waived fee.

 

1st Year of Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation & Eucharist (Grades 1-11)

Requirements for first year of Sacramental Preparation (Sac Prep):

    • Register for the 1st Eucharist Sac Prep program HERE .
    • Regular attendance in Faith Formation Classes, either In-Person or Home Study (click HERE to register.)
      • 2 unexcused absences permitted per semester
      • Submit doctor's excuses to Shara at [email protected].
      • Excess absences will cause extra year's delay in receiving sacraments
    • Email copy of Baptismal Certificate to Shara at [email protected]. If your child was baptized at Sacred Heart, Richmond, TX you do NOT need to email us this. 
    • Attend weekly Sunday Mass (Saturday evening or Sunday)
    • Memorize Prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be 

Suggestions for first year of Sac Prep:

    • Parents go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist
    • Parents pray with your children—after meal, before bed, etc.
    • Watch kids’ videos on www.formed.org
    • Read the Bible with your children
    • Read Christian kids’ books with your children

2nd Year of Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist (Grades 2-5)

2nd Year Sacramental Prep this year for will occur during regular Faith Formation classes on Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Once a month, a parent or parents are required to attend a Sac Prep parents meeting on the same night their child is in Faith Formation Class. There will also be a mandatory Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat in December and Parent/Child Eucharistic Retreat in April. Our 1st Eucharist Mass is usally on the last Saturday morning of April.  

Requirements for 2nd year of Sacramental Preparation (Sac Prep):

    • Children to regularly attend in-person Faith Formation Classes, either on Tuesday or Wednesday nights (no Home Study option)
      • only 2 absences permitted per semester
      • Submit doctor's excuses to Shara at [email protected].
      • Excess absences will cause extra year's delay in receiving sacraments
    • At least one parent must attend a Sac Prep parents meeting on the same night their child is in Faith Formation Class. 
    • Email copy of Baptismal Certificate to Shara at [email protected]. If your child was baptized at Sacred Heart, Richmond, TX you do NOT need to email us this. 
    • Attend weekly Sunday Mass (Saturday evening or Sunday)
    • Formal assessments given in December and April (study guides will be given) 
    • Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat on a Saturday morning in December
    • Parent/Child Eucharistic Retreat on a Saturday morning in April
    • The following schedules will apply to you depending on whether your child is enrolled in Tuesday or Wednesday Faith Formation classes:

TUESDAY Tentative 2nd Year First Reconciliation and Eucharist Mandatory Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

Tuesday   9/6/22       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Informational Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:30 pm; Child care provided (RSVP to [email protected])

Tuesday    9/27/22      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday    10/11/22  2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday    11/8/22    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Saturday   12/4/22    Parent/Child 1st Reconciliation Retreat and Reconciliation, 9am-12pm

Tuesday    1/10/23    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday    2/7/23      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday   3/7/23       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:45pm

Saturday  4/15/23     Parent/Child 1st Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal, 9:30am-12pm

Saturday  4/29/23    1st Holy Communion Mass, 11 am

WEDNESDAY Tentative 2nd Year First Reconciliation and Eucharist Mandatory Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

Tuesday   9/6/22       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Informational Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:30 pm; Child care provided (RSVP to [email protected])

Wednesday   9/28/22      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   10/12/22    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   11/9/22    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Saturday       12/4/22    Parent/Child 1st Reconciliation Retreat and Reconciliation, 9am-12pm

Wednesday   1/11/23    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   2/8/23      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   3/8/23       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Saturday  4/15/23     Parent/Child 1st Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal, 9:30am-12pm

Saturday  4/29/23    1st Holy Communion Mass, 11am

2nd Year of Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist (Grades 6-8)

2nd Year Sacramental Prep for 6-12 grade students will be done at home with Home Study (work completed at home with weekly online tests). Once a month, a parent or parents are required to attend a Sac Prep parents meeting on Wednesday nights. There will also be a mandatory Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat in December and Parent/Child Eucharistic Retreat in April. Our 1st Eucharist Mass is usally on the last Saturday morning of April.

Requirements for 2nd year of Sacramental Preparation (Sac Prep):

    • Children attend Faith Formation classes on Wednesday nights or Home Study
    • Children complete weekly Home Study Sac Prep lessons
    • At least one parent must attend a monthly Sac Prep parents meeting on Wednesday when their child is in Faith Formation Class. 
    • Email copy of Baptismal Certificate to Shara at [email protected]. If your child was baptized at Sacred Heart, Richmond, TX you do NOT need to email us this. 
    • Attend weekly Sunday Mass (Saturday evening or Sunday)
    • Formal assessments given in December and April (study guides will be given) 
    • Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat on a Saturday morning in December
    • Parent/Child Eucharistic Retreat on a Saturday morning in April

WEDNESDAY Tentative 2nd Year First Reconciliation and Eucharist Mandatory Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

Tuesday   9/6/22       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Informational Meeting in the FLC Gym, 5:30-6:30 pm; Child care provided (RSVP to [email protected])

Wednesday   9/28/22      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   10/12/22    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   11/9/22    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Saturday       12/4/22    Parent/Child 1st Reconciliation Retreat and Reconciliation, 9am-12pm

Wednesday   1/11/23    2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   2/8/23      2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Wednesday   3/8/23       2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Meeting in the CCE Building Room 1, 6:45-8pm

Saturday  4/15/23     Parent/Child 1st Eucharist Retreat and Rehearsal, 9:30am-12pm

Saturday  4/29/23    1st Holy Communion Mass, 11am

 

2nd Year of Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist (Grades 9-12)

Contact Kim Roy at [email protected] for more information about Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist for Grades 9-12

 

For information on First Reconciliation and First Communion please contact:

Shara Fagnant

[email protected]

281-342-8371 x 344

 

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To register for 1st Year Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist, click HERE.