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First Eucharist/Reconciliation Preparation

2018-2019 First Eucharist/Reconciliation rev020818

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Snow day Make-up class: February 17th - Parents & Children

Note: Sunday Feb 3rd class is children only....no parents

1st Reconciliation date announced!

We will celebrate the sacrament on February 26th at 6 PM

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

First Sacraments 2019 Preparation Class Information rev080117

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

 Jan 13             Sunday 9:30-10:45        Parent and children classes               

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

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

 Feb 3              Sunday 9:30-10:45         ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

To Be Announced                       CELEBRATION OF FIRST PENANCE    

First Eucharist 2019

Mar 17    Sunday 9:30-10:45                 Parent and children classes                

Mar 24    Sunday 9:30-10:45                 Parent and children classes                 

Mar 31    Sunday 9:30-10:45                 Parent and children classes

Apr 7    Sunday 9:30-10:45                     ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Apr 14    Sunday 9:30-10:45                  ONLY CHILDREN'S CLASSES

May 5          Sunday                        Dress Rehearsal and Pictures after 11:00 Mass

May 12/13   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 4 classes prior to 1st Reconciliation (three with separate adult sessions) and five classes prior to 1st Eucharist (four 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.