Welcome to Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation!
Our preparation schedule has changed. Starting with 2017-2018, first graders’ families will actively begin preparing for First Reconciliation during the summer months.
We’re thrilled that your family is beginning the journey towards celebration of First Eucharist! One of the early steps in that journey is celebration of First Reconciliation. Once your child has completed the first (remote) year of the two-year sacramental preparation process (usually first grade), s/he will begin formal preparation to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (usually in second grade). Both of these sacraments will be celebrated during the second (proximate) year of sacramental preparation, with First Reconciliation in the fall and First Eucharist in the sprint. You will register for sacramental preparation for both years.
Whether your child participates in faith formation daily (in our parish school) or weekly (in our parish faith formation program), formal sacramental preparation is completed largely at home. In additional, there will be a parent information meeting, parents and students will participate in a Reconciliation Workshop. The child will have their First Reconciliation in a special communal reconciliation service.
The first step in moving into the formal preparation stage is completing our online registration form.
SRCS parents: Each sacramental prep year, register online. This is in addition to your normal school registration.
CFF parents: When you register online for faith formation, check the Sacramental Prep box.
SRCS: The books ($35) are included in your school fees. The remaining fee of $15 will be split over the two years, $7.50 each year.
CFF: The total fee of $50 will be split over the two years, $25 each year.
Dates to Remember
First Reconciliation Parent Orientation – choose 1
Monday, September 18, 2017 6:45 – 8:00pm, Lewis Room OR
Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:45am – 12:00 noon, Ignatius Hall
First Reconciliation Parent-Child Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:00 – 5:00pm, Ignatius Hall
First Reconciliation Communal Service
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:30am – 12:00 noon, Church
We look forward to traveling this journey towards First Reconciliation and Eucharist with your family!
Check out photos from the Reconciliation Workshop