EUCHARIST (FIRST HOLY COMMUNION)
Children are prepared in Grade 2 or in later Grade.
Children go to confession before First Holy Communion.
FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION 2020
Opportunity for enrollment will be provided in fall 2019.
For more information contact parish office.
In the past, most Catholics have taken it for granted that preparing children for First Communion is the sole responsibility of the Catholic Schools and the Parish Catechism Programs. What does this assumption tell us about faith? We are so used to handing our children over to an “expert” for their education…a teacher, a priest, a coach, etc. And yet, the Catholic Church teaches very clearly that PARENTS, not the school, not the parish, but PARENTS are the primary educators of their children. When it comes to your child, YOU are the EXPERT!
YOU are the primary educators of your children. YOU teach them not only by what you say, but also by what you DO. And not only what you do on special occasions, but what you do in everyday life. Becoming actively involved in your child’s preparation for First Communion will tell him/her that you are taking seriously the special event that will be taking place in their lives. By your commitment, you are communicating your own faith to your child. What you do after your child’s First Communion will also communicate something about your faith to your child.
It is very vital that your child SEE the following:
• that you believe and participate in the Eucharist
• that you pray together as a family
• that you help them form their conscience in situations of everyday life (sharing their things, helping around the house, getting along with others, taking responsibility for homework, forgiving friends and siblings, giving thanks for parents, family and teachers).
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