First Reconciliation & First Communion
RECONCILIATION AND EUCHARIST SACRAMENT PREPARATION
For parents of students in grades 1 through 12.
For Holy Communion to be administered to children, it is required that they have sufficient knowledge and be accurately prepared, so that according to their capacity they understand what the mystery of Christ means, and are able to receive the Body of the Lord with faith and devotion. (Code of Canon Law 913)
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 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. Copy of Baptismal Certificate Required. 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. Please see the calendar below.
Tentative 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist Mandatory Meeting Schedule 2021-2022
1st Year Sac Prep Students (who will receive their Sacraments in 2023):
10/17 1st Year Sac Prep Zoom Parent Meeting, 6:30-7 pm
2nd Year Sac Prep Students (who will receive their Sacraments in 2022):
9/7 2nd Year Sac Prep Parent Zoom Meeting, 6:30-7 pm
9/19 Reconciliation Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm
10/24 Reconciliation Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm
11/14 Reconciliation Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm
12/4 First Reconciliation Saturday Retreat & Service, 9 am-12 pm
1/16 Eucharist Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm, 1-2:30 pm
2/13 Eucharist Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm, 1-2:30 pm
3/6 Eucharist Sac Prep Sunday Parent/Child Meeting, 1-2:30 pm, 1-2:30 pm
4/2 First Eucharist Saturday Retreat, 9 am-12 pm
4/30 First Eucharist Mass, 11 am
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]
To register for 1st Year Sacramental Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist, click HERE.