Preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
The year a child prepares for their 1st reconciliation is a beautiful and faith-forming year for the entire family. A child receives these first sacraments after the family and the faith formation leaders have discerned that there is a sacramental readiness. Receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist should be when a child is spiritually ready; this could be 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th grade. Engaging in the year of sacramental preparation should be carefully considered, especially if there are other impactful family events happening that year. We truly hope that you reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and remember that we are blessed to be a part of your child’s religious formation. We pray that both our staff and families remain ever present to the movement and guidance of the Holy Spirit, bringing your children closer to Christ through these blessed sacraments.
All 2nd Grade students who have completed 1 full year of religious education and registered for the current year of PREP are eligible to prepare for the sacraments of 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion. Per Archdiocesan guidelines, you must PREPARE for First Reconciliation PRIOR to preparing for First Communion, and attend all Sacramental meetings. The discernment process for each sacrament takes place throughout the ENTIRE year, even after registration.