Sacraments of First Reconciliation/Eucharist
The child's faith must have been nourished and directed through formational instruction (at least two years prior to the reception of the sacrament).
Family participation with the worshipping community on a regular basis at the celebration of Mass.
True readiness for the sacrament on the part of the child.
Full involvement of the parent/guardian in the preparation process.
The desire on the part of the child to receive the sacrament.
A sacrament is one of our most personal encounters with Christ, by which He expresses His love for us and through which we respond with our love for Him. To be properly disposed to receive a sacrament, we must have a loving, ongoing relationship with Christ. To receive a sacrament the following must be present:
Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Ordinarily, children in Grade 2 are prepared for the sacrament of Reconciliation. The four-month program includes two parent meetings, an enrollment ceremony, a six-week instruction period, individual interviews and a mini-retreat (Stray Day). (Note: A program with some minor variations is also provided for children in Grade 4 and above who have yet to prepare for the sacrament.) Registration for the sacrament takes place in May/June for the following year.
Contact: Denise Pannullo 973-779-1439