Sacramental Preparation: First Penance/First Eucharist

Preparation for First Penance / First Eucharist is coordinated with participation in Growing in Faith Together.  Children normally receive these sacraments for the first time in the spring of their second grade year. Registration for the 2017-18 year process will take place after Labor Day.

The children prepare specifically to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation (First Penance) in the Fall with a parent meeting, at-home lessons for the parent and child to do together, and a Reconciliation Retreat for both parents and children together. Once ready, the children will then sign up in groups to receive the Sacrament at a specially-scheduled session or at the usual Saturday afternoon time for Confessions.

The children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Eucharist with parent meetings and two Family Gatherings plus home materials for parents and children to complete together.

The first reception of Holy Communion usually takes place during the Easter season at our regularly scheduled Masses. The dates should be finalized by December.  Upon request, we can schedule a child's first communion at other times of the year.


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