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First Eucharist/Reconciliation Preparation

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1st Sacrament Prep begins in October. See Schedule Below

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Note; Catholic school students must prepare for and receive sacraments in their parish of registration.

First Sacraments 2019-20 Preparation Class Information rev 073019

Catechists: Mary Carol Arnold               Email: mcarnold9@gmail.com

Kathy Schmidt                     Email: fromkathyschmidt@gmail.com 

Adult Classes: Deacon Ed            

Special Sessions: Fr. Lewis (TBA)

 Reconciliation 2019-20

 Oct 20          Sunday 9:30-10:45           Parent and children classes               

Oct 27            Sunday 9:30-10:45          Parent and children classes                

Nov 3             Sunday 9:30-10:45          Parent and children classes               

 Nov 10          Sunday 9:30-10:45          ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Nov 17          Sunday 9:30-10:45           ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Date To Be Announced             CELEBRATION OF FIRST PENANCE    

First Eucharist 2019-20

Jan 19    Sunday 9:30-10:45                   Parent and children classes                

Jan 26    Sunday 9:30-10:45                   Parent and children classes                 

Feb 2      Sunday 9:30-10:45                  Parent and children classes

Feb 9      Sunday 9:30-10:45                  ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Feb 16    Sunday 9:30-10:45                  ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Apr 26    Sunday 9:30-10:45                  ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

MAY 3          Sunday                        Dress Rehearsal and Pictures after 11:00 Mass

May 9-10     Sat/Sun                       FIRST COMMUNION CELEBRATION WEEKEND


Parish Registration Requirements:

If you would like to apply for your child to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation  and/or First Eucharist, first register your family in the parish and register your child using the Youth Registration Form.  When that is done, complete and return the First Eucharist registration form.

Age Requirements:

Your child must be in grade 3 (or older)

Baptism Requirement:

The parish must have proof of Christian  baptism.

If baptized at St John Neumann: fill out all information on the application including year of baptism at SJN.

If baptized elsewhere: obtain a copy of the Baptismal Certificate and include it with the application. If you do not have the certificate, please contact the baptismal church and request a copy. If you can’t find the church address or phone number, we may be able to help.

Religious Education Requirements:

Completion of grade 2 of Religious Education

Previous year attendance in Religious Education or Catholic school.

Current registration for grade 3 in the SJN RE program or Catholic School

The Process:

The program will consist of 5 classes prior to 1st Reconciliation (three with separate adult sessions) and six classes prior to 1st Eucharist (three with separate adult sessions).

 See the schedule of classes above. One parent or guardian must attend adult sessions on days they are scheduled.  

 The Program:

God's Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist, published by Loyola Press, offer meaningful experiences that help children and their parents understand, prepare for, and celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. These fully integrated sacramental-preparation programs engage children's hearts and minds through multiple prayer opportunities, beautiful commissioned artwork, and unique interactive elements.

For more information go to http://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/sacramental-preparation/gods-gift-2016 


There is a $10.00 fee per child to help cover the book cost. Fee is due with registration.