Updates on 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist Program
Upcoming 1st Communion Retreat
The Retreats are on March 6th or March 13th from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Most of you are already signed up, for those of you who are not please click here to sign-up: First Eucharist: 2021 - First Communion Retreat (signupgenius.com).
- The Faith Discussions (Interviews) will take place during the retreat this year. This prevents us from having to bring all of you back to the parish or zoom with your children (which would be awkward). This means that you MUST start discussing the interview topics with your child now to make sure they have a secure foundation for the retreat. I am attaching the interview questions, as well as some possible responses for discussion, to this email.
- This retreat is for children ONLY. We have the kids completely separated in groups of 6-7 with only one leader. This keeps us to well under the limit of 10 people. No one will mingle or rotate to ensure proper distancing. Masks are required and there will be hand sanitizing stations upon entrance.
- If your child is signed up to receive Reconciliation on their retreat date, that will work out perfect! Simply ensure that you are there by 9 am so that your child can then go to the retreat in time.
1st Communion Retreat Sign-up
Sign-up Genius for the Children's 1st Communion Retreat can be found by clicking HERE. Please note that the Teaching Mass is a formal component of our Sacramental Program.
1st Reconciliation Date - Sign-up
Sign-up Genius for 1st Reconciliation can be found by clicking HERE.
1st Communion Date - Sign-up
Sign-up Genius for 1st Communion can be found by clicking HERE.
Sacramental Materials Pick-up
All materials have been given out as of February 1st. If you were not physically present for the last two events, please pick up your curriculum and banner at the Parish Office, Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist 2021 information!
We are greatly looking forward to this sacramental year of 2020-21! Our program will look a bit different this year due to restrictions, but be assured that we are ready to accompany children along their last year of preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion. We will be once again using the God's Gift Curriculum for the at-home portion of their sacramental formation.
There will be 4 parent session throughout the year (currently scheduled to be held via zoom). In the Spring the children will be divided into two groups for a morning retreat (being held two different days). We will still have our teaching Mass as well. A calendar will be out in September with all 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion dates.
Your child's journey towards receiving Christ, the source and summit of our faith, is an experience that touches all of us in the Parish. We can't wait to welcome our 2020-21 First Communicants to the Lord's Table with their Catholic Family.