“The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1323
First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
Children who are baptized Catholic are typically prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion during their first and second grade years. Children not enrolled in Catholic schools are required to complete both the first and second grades in the Parish School of Religion to be eligible for First Reconciliation and First Communion. All parents of students in second grade in public and private schools must attend the preparation classes specifically designed for Reconciliation and Communion. Students beyond 2nd grade are also invited to prepare for the sacraments. They must enrolled for a minimum of 1 year prior to preparing for the sacraments the 2nd year in the program.
2018 – 2019 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION CALENDAR
MANDATORY PARENT ONLY MEETINGS from 10:15-11:20 Sunday mornings unless otherwise noted.
October 14th– First Reconciliation Parent Meeting- MOYLAN HALL
January 27, 2019- First Communion Meeting #1 -MARIST HALL
March 24, 2019 -First Communion Meeting #2-MARIST HALL
CELEBRATION OF SACRAMENTS AND REHEARSALS-MANDATORY PARTICIPATION
December 1st – SATURDAY – First Reconciliation in the Church 10am
APRIL 25/26 THURSDAY/FRIDAY- First Communion Rehearsals (by group) 7pm in the Church
April 27- SATURDAY First Communion 10:30 AM School and 1:30 PM PSR- in the church
Please contact Gretchen Heath, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 261-7181 ext. 123 for additional information