First Reconciliation and Communion

Parents, through a parish-directed program, prepare their children for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Both sacraments are for children who have been baptized in the Catholic Church. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church has a two-year study program for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. The first year of program is during the child’s first grade of school. This first year focuses mainly on learning traditional catholic prayers. The second year of the program focuses on sacramental preparation.

We will be helping you instruct your children, providing you with the theology so that you will be able to teach your child what the Catholic Church believes. We will also provide the parents with a textbook and weekly quizzed to assist you in teaching your child. Each week at Mass your child will place their quiz in the collection basket.

We want this program to be available to all. If your child has been baptized in another parish, please obtain a recent copy of their Baptismal Certificate. This is a necessary requirement to make their First Communion. If your child has not been baptized, it will be necessary for them to receive the sacrament of Baptism first.


Schedule

September 8th Class
October 6th Class (children receive rosary at 10 a.m. Mass)
November 3rd Class (children receive Mass book at 10 a.m. Mass)
December 8th Class (children receive Miraculous Medal at 10 a.m. Mass)
January 5th Class
February 2nd Class
February 20th FIRST CONFESSION INTERVIEWS 3:30-6 P.M.
March 1st Class
March 10th FIRS CONFESSION 10 A.M. - Main Church
April 4th FIRST COMMUNION INTERVIEWS
April 5th Class
April 18th FIRST COMMUNION 5:30 P.M. MASS (practice at 11 a.m.)
     Cake reception after Mass

 

*Generations of Faith is required for all First communion Families find dates HERE
*Children will be greeters at the 10 a.m. Mass the day that they have Class
*All Classes will be at 8:45 a.m. in the church Hall or KC Room


For more information on First Reconciliation and First Communion

Contact:  Patsy  642-2306 | [email protected]