RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST for CHILDREN
The First Sacraments program involves a 2-year process that prepares your child for the Sacraments. Your child must be in at least the 2nd grade to receive the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. To ensure that your child is ready to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the spring, your child must be enrolled in the Wednesday evening Faith Formation program from Sept. -May one year prior (usually first grade) to the year in which they receive the Sacraments (usually second grade).
If a child is 3rd grade or older wants to receive the First Sacraments, the child is expected to enroll in the Wednesday evening program from Sept – May in the first year. In the following year, the child will prepare for and receive the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
This process includes a combination of Wednesday evening program, learning with their peers, and parent-led sessions in your home. We hope this is an opportunity for parents and children to journey and grow in faith together.
For questions about First Reconciliation and First Communion, please contact the Faith Formation office at 651-426-1818.
Fr. Greg's Homily for First Communion: