Eucharist & Reconciliation Preparation
Preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time is shared between the nine months of classroom instruction led by our second grade Professional Catechist, and the parents of our parish, who establish and nurture homes dedicated to building the Kingdom of God. Sadlier Publication’s Faith First Legacy Edition is the textbook used in the preparation process.
Classes begin in September and are completed with the reception of First Eucharist after Easter. Parish children from our Religious Education Program and School receive Communion in small groups during a series of weekend Masses.
Reconciliation is celebrated for the first time by these students in January.
Sacramental preparation for children older than second grade can be arranged through our Religious Education Office and is designed on an individual basis. It can include combinations of classroom instruction, individual tutoring and/or home schooling. Children in this age category can schedule the reception of sacraments outside of the small group setting.
Our program calendars for the 2017-18 year will be available in September.
Two workshops—one centering on the Sacrament of Reconciliation (fall) and one around the Sacrament of Eucharist (spring)–are held for parents and guardians. Their intent is two-fold: 1) to offer continuing adult education on the sacraments themselves, and 2) to give parents the resources for talking about the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in their homes.
Highly experienced and respected Twin City presenters bring their knowledge and wisdom to the adult education portion of our workshops. Resource folders also filled with sacramental theology, information about the reception of the sacraments and family activities.
CAMPUS FAMILY ACTIVITIES:
There are times during the sacramental preparation period when families come together on our campus to pray and ready themselves. Sharing an enjoyable and faith-filled experience, students join the Eucharist Workshop afternoon. Family practices for both sacraments give children and their parents/guardians the opportunity to explore and celebrate their faith together.