FIRST EUCHARIST

IMPORTANT: Significant Improvement to our First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Sacrament Program Reconciliation Guidelines - Click Here.

Class Times
 

Class Attendance
Perfect attendance in the process is expected. Children must also attend workshops and any special programs and liturgical celebrations, all of which are on your calendar. If there is a family emergency and your child is not able to attend class, please call the office at 203-263-2008

Attendance at Liturgy
Since the family of God gathers together as a parish community at the weekly liturgy, children are expected to attend weekly liturgy. Be sure to greet Father Bob as you leave Mass each week.
 
Class Materials
Each student will be given a folder to keep handouts, completed work, and other information necessary for their lessons at each session. These folders and their books must be brought to every class. You will be provided with the following handouts at the Parent/Student Orientation in January for you and your child to work with at home:
Ideas to help prepare for the day of First Holy Communion
The information in the handouts is reviewed in the classroom, however, this information should be reviewed at home as reinforcement of knowledge covered.

PASTORAL GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

Archdiocesan Office

Please be advised that successful completion of Grades 1 & 2 is necessary for the entrace into our Sacrament Prep Program.

The initiation of children into the sacramental life is for the most part the responsibility and concern of Christian parents. They are to form and gradually increase a spirit of faith in the children and, with the help of catechetical institutions, prepare them for the fruitful reception of the sacraments.

Where the faith of the parents is manifestly weak, the sacrament preparation for their children provides a teachable moment for spiritual renewal. However, the event should be viewed as an occasion for affirmation and hope, not challenge and confrontation.

The following handouts are provided in order for you to actively participate in the preparation for the Sacrament:

"Catechesis for Children’s..." from National Directory of Catechesis from USCCB
"Background on the sacrament "(What Scripture Tells Us About the Eucharist and the Mass)” & "(What Scripture Tells Us About the Eucharist)"
"What is expected of us as Catholics (Precepts of the Church and Catholic Values Today)"
"Children imitate us- "Refresher on receiving the Sacraments, and attendance at Sunday Liturgy



FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT






 

 

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