First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

   First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion are normally held during a child's second grade year. 

   There are 3 different ways to prepare for the sacrament:

1.  Holy Trinity Catholic School.  If the child is enrolled in Holy Trinity Catholic School, they will receive sacramental preparation through the school.

2.  Release Time Religious Education.  If the child is enrolled in Release Time Religious Education, they will participate in sacramental preparation through that program.

3.  Home School or not enrolled in Catholic School or Release Time Religious Education.  The family will receive preparation materials (book & home study guide) from the parish, so that the parents can prepare their child for these sacraments. 

The parents are always the primary catechists, or religious education teachers, for their children.  The preparation programs exist to help parents prepare their children for the sacraments.  By going to Mass every Sunday and on the Holy Days of Obligation, the parents teach their children the importance of worshipping God and of receiving Jesus in the Eucharist.

First Reconciliation is held on a weeknight in early December each year.  In addition to the child going to individual confession, the parents are also expected to go to individual confession at that time, to model that behavior for their children.  If the parent cannot confess at that time for some reason, they are still encouraged to go to the priest to ask for a prayer or a blessing during the First Reconciliation Service. 

First Holy Communion is held on the last Sunday of April at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, unless that day happens to be Easter.  When Easter is on the last Sunday in April, then First Communion is moved to the following Sunday.

 The registration form is needed to make sure that the correct information is recorded in the permanent parish registry.  Please complete and turn in the registration form prior to First Reconciliation.   

  Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year:

DATE/TIME

LOCATION

PURPOSE

Sep. 12, 6:30 pm

Church

Parent Meeting for First Reconciliation

Dec. 3, 9:30-10:30 am

Fellowship Hall

Children’s Prep between Sunday Masses.

Dec. 5, 6:30 pm

Church

First Reconciliation

Feb. 6, 6:30 pm

Church

Parent Meeting for First Communion

Apr. 22, 9:30-10:30 am

Fellowship Hall

Children’s Prep between Sunday Masses.

Apr. 25, 6:30 pm

Church

Practice for First Communion

Apr. 29, 10:30 am

Church

First Communion Mass

Registration Form

 

First Communion 2017

 

 

 

First Communion