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First Reconciliation & Eucharist

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

This is a two-year program. The child must attend 1st grade or Level 1* (see below) for a full year in order to enter the 2nd grade or Level 2 program. First Reconciliation preparation and First Eucharist preparation each last for several months and involve classroom instruction, parent meetings, and prayer celebrations. The involvement and cooperation of the parents in this program is essential and required because they are directly involved with the preparation of their children. Children, who complete this period of preparation and are fully ready, will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the winter and the Sacrament of First Eucharist in the spring of the second year.

* Level 1 is a specific class for children/youth entering the Religious Education program after 2nd grade.

It is our goal to teach your children to seek God in their everyday experiences and to recognize Jesus in everyone they meet. It is so very important that you, the parents and primary educators, be actively involved in their Sacramental preparation. Attending Mass each Sunday is an important part of this preparation.

First Communion Attire

Dress Guidelines - Boys


We encourage ALL those attending this ceremony to be in their “Sunday Best” and for the First Communicants, the dress code is as follows:

Absolutely NO tennis shoes.


Boys

Suit or dress pants (khakis) with jacket
White long sleeve dress shirt
Tie (long or bow) color optional - formal
Dress shoes and socks

We ask that the children NOT carry rosary beads, prayer books, sweaters, gloves, purses, etc. We find them to be a distraction and in the excitement of the event often times are left behind.

Dress Guidelines - Girls

First Communion Dress

We encourage ALL those attending this ceremony to be in their “Sunday Best” and for the First Communicants, the dress code is as follows:

Absolutely NO tennis shoes.


Girls

White, ivory, pastel colored dress
White veil or flower headpiece
White Dress Shoes
White Socks or Tights

We ask that the children NOT carry rosary beads, prayer books, sweaters, gloves, purses, etc. We find them to be a distraction and in the excitement of the event often times are left behind.

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