Updates on 1st Communion dates as we are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

 

Sacramental Materials Pick-up

Pick up your materials for 1st Reconciliation formation on November 15th from 12:40-2:00pm at the Bell Tower.  If you are here for Mass at 11:30 that day, you can pick them up at the end of Mass.  Please contact Jen at jminor@standrewbythebay.org if you are not able to pick up the materials that day.  We can arrange for you to pick them up earlier, so that you have them for the next Parent Retreat/Meeting on November 18th!

 

1st Communion Dates for 2021

One of the unexpected blessings that came from this pandemic was realizing how much more sacred smaller individual Masses felt for some families.  While we do still have our 3 large Communion Masses, we are also letting families choose the option this year to have a more intimate 1st Eucharist experience within a normal Mass.  We are working to figure out the range of dates for this.  However, if there is a date (due to a family situation) that you would really like to have, I ask that you reach out to me.  We may be able to schedule you now.  No 1st Communions will be held before April 30, 2021.

 

1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist 2021 information!

 

We are greatly looking forward to this sacramental year of 2020-21!  Our program will look a bit different this year due to restrictions, but be assured that we are ready to accompany children along their last year of preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion.  We will be once again using the God's Gift Curriculum for the at-home portion of their sacramental formation.

There will be 4 parent session throughout the year (currently scheduled to be held via zoom).  In the Spring the children will be divided into two groups for a morning retreat (being held two different days).  We will still have our teaching Mass as well.  A calendar will be out in September with all 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion dates.

Your child's journey towards receiving Christ, the source and summit of our faith, is an experience that touches all of us in the Parish.  We can't wait to welcome our 2020-21 First Communicants to the Lord's Table with their Catholic Family.

Important Dates!