Upcoming dates to note:
Preparation to celebrate First Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2017, will begin in the Fall of 2016. Children/youth who have completed first grade or higher of faith formation (either in a Catholic School or a Parish Faith Formation program), are invited to register for sacramental preparation. The registration link will be found here.
Welcome to Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation!
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, s/he will begin formal preparation to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Both of these sacraments will be celebrated during the second (proximate) year of sacramental preparation.
Whether your child participates in faith formation daily (in our parish school) or weekly (in our parish faith formation program), formal sacramental preparation to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is completed largely at home. The first step in moving into the formal preparation stage, is completing our online registration form. Do note that all children who wish to prepare for this Sacrament (those attending SRCS and those enrolled in Children’s Sunday Faith Formation), are to register. The sacrament preparation fee of $50 is adjusted to $15 for parish school families, as the $35 book cost is figured into tuition.
St. Raphael Catholic School (SRCS) parents, please note that this registration is not included in SRCS enrollment, and we do ask that you complete the registration form. St. Raphael Faith Formation Program (SRFF) parents, please note that if you’ve already registered for Faith Formation, you’ve also registered for sacramental preparation. We look forward to traveling this journey towards First Reconciliation and Eucharist with your family!