First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Preparation
Our parish celebrates First Communion in second grade. In order to celebrate First Communion, the second grader must have consistent attendance in the first and second year of RE class and have celebrated first Reconciliation. A copy of their Baptismal Certificate must be on file at the parish prior to these celebrations.
Parents play an important role in preparing their child for these sacraments. We use the Loyola Press God’s Gift Together curriculum. Each household is provided the materials to prepare at home for Reconciliation and Eucharist. A parent/child retreat is also offered to further the understanding of each sacrament.
The dates for the 2017-2018 year are as follows:
October12, 2017: Reconciliation Parent Workshop at 6:30 PM
November 16, 2017: Reconciliation Parent/Child Retreat at 6:30 PM
November 30, 2017: Celebration of First Reconciliation at 6:30 PM
February 22, 2018: First Eucharist Parent Workshop at 6:30 PM
April 8, 2018: First Eucharist Parent/Child Retreat 3:00 to 4:30
April 9, 2018: alternative choice for Parent/Child Retreat 6:30 to 8:00 PM
April 29, 2018: Celebration of First Communion at 1:00 PM (Families may choose from either date)
May 6, 2018: Celebration of First Communion at 1:00 PM (Families may choose from either date)