“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.
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is Complete. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-261-7181 ext. 123.
2017 – 2018 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION CALENDAR
MEETINGS ARE HELD IN MARIST HALL (Cafeteria) from 10:15-11:20 Sunday mornings unless otherwise noted.
Oct. 22 – 1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting #1 – (10:15 – 11:20 Marist Hall)
Dec. 3 – -*1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting #2 – (10:15 – 11:20 Marist Hall)
Dec 9 Saturday – 1st Reconciliation – (11:00-12:30 church)
Jan. 28-*1st Communion Parent Meeting #1- (10:15 – 11:20 Marist Hall)
Mar. 25 – 1st Communion Parent Meeting #2 – (10:15 – 11:20 Marist Hall)
Apr 26 – Thursday *1st Communion rehearsal (Church 7:00 – 8:00 PM)
27 – Friday *1st Communion rehearsal (Church 7:00 – 8:00 PM)
28 – *1st Communion (10:30 – 12:00 school – 1:30 – 3:00 PSR – Reception in Moylan)
ALL MEETINGS ARE MANDATORY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Meetings are parents only, no children need to attend.
Please contact Gretchen Heath, Administrative Assistant email@example.com or (404) 261-7181 ext. 123 for additional information