Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Reconciliation and First Communion
Religious Education Programs


2013-2014
Calendar and Key Dates

** all meetings are generally short, but provide key information. They are held at 9:30 a.m. and repeated at 7:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THAT IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!) Please make every effort to attend them, and call 652-7141 or e-mail Karen.yasik@smmchurch.org if you are unable!

Reconciliation

October 9:  Parent Meeting, CHURCH HALL, 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Workbooks will be handed out at this meeting, and are to be returned by November 21ST.  Video link for review: http://youtu.be/Wz5-vu6A58E

November 2: First Reconciliation Retreat for the student and one parent, Church Hall, 9:00 -10:30 a.m.

November 23:  Reconciliation, Church, 10:00 a.m. - students must arrive by 9:45 a.m. and will be seated with their class in the front; parents and family members are welcome to receive the sacrament after all of the first-time students

First Communion - 1st Grade Year

  • April 2, 2014 -  Parent Meeting, School Library, 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. This meeting will prepare you for the Fall. (Handout)

First Communion - 2nd Grade Year

  • Early September:  Offertory Procession Schedule mailed. All students receiving this sacrament in the Spring are invited to take the gifts up at a Mass during the year. Masses are assigned in alphabetical order.
  • February 5: Parent Meeting #1, CHURCH HALL, 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
  • February 19: Parent Meeting #2, CHURCH HALL, 9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
  • March 1:  First Communion Retreat, Church Hall, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parent volunteers are always needed, but parental attendance is not mandatory!   Workbooks and banners are due back 1 month prior to your communion date.
  • helpful video links: http://bustedhalo.com/video/eucharist

Rehearsals for the sacrament: Rehearsals are held the Wednesday evening prior to the date for the sacrament; those receiving on Saturday, May 3rd will attend rehearsal on April 30th, and those receiving on Saturday, May 10th, will attend on May 7th. Rehearsals are held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Church.

First Communion Dates: May 3 and May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Students need to arrive by 10:30 a.m. in the Church Hall for preparation.  The Mass will take roughly an hour, and the church will be available afterwards for family photographs.

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