First Communion

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Through preparation for the sacrament of Penance and Eucharist, children begin to experience the saving presence of Christ in their lives. The children learn the importance of the Eucharist being the center of our life and spiritual nourishment for the body and soul. They learn and realize that the sacrament of Penance is a celebration of God’s love and forgiveness that gives us grace.

Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion include:
–Learning prayers of our faith: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory –Be, Act of Contrition, and responses and prayers of the Mass
–Learning the steps in the Rite of Reconciliation
–Learning the parts of the Mass
–Attending Retreats for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Reception of First Reconciliation is usually near the season of Lent.
Reception of First Holy Communion takes place during the Easter season.