FIRST RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST

For Children
(2nd through 4th Grade)

We are blessed to be able to partner with families as their children prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  Our curriculum includes home study in which the parents and children work together to learn about the church and the sacraments, as well as Saturday retreats, in which all families in the preparation program come together for a morning of reflection, prayer, music, and crafts to help the children apply the lessons they have learned to their world.   Children are prepared for First Reconciliation in November, December, and January.  They will receive the sacrament at a Family Reconciliation Service in January.  Children will prepare for First Eucharist in February, March, and April.

Requirements for Sacramental Preparation are:

·         Two consecutive years of faith formation including the current year with excellent attendance OR attendance at Catholic school: please provide a letter from the school documenting attendance and religious education

·         Completion of assigned curriculum at home as a family

·         Attendance at and participation in Sacramental Preparation retreats

·         Submission of Baptism certificate no later than Reconciliation Retreat #1 (November)

Please contact the Faith Formation office if you have questions or Children Ministry Coordinator Katie Kozak at kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com.

 

For Adolescents
(5th through 12th Grade) 

Youth who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received Eucharist please submit an inquiry below. Preparation will be given at home with two supporting retreats (or comparable supporting material.)

Adults
(18+ years)

For those who have been baptized (either in the Catholic Church or in another Christian faith) but have not yet received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation please submit an inquiry below to Katie Kozak, our Coordinator for RCIA.