As Catholic Christian parents we have the awesome responsibility of being the primary educators in our child’s faith development. We bring our child into the Church in Baptism so that they may begin their journey in faith with the blessings of the waters of Baptism. If your child is in Grade 2 in the Catholic School, Public School or Home School, he/she is eligible for the reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
All children in Grade 2 will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Preparation for these two sacraments began in Kindergarten and will continue through their reception in the spring of their Second Grade year.
In order to prepare our children for the gifts of these sacraments, we must prepare ourselves. Therefore, there are two Parent meetings scheduled throughout the year to help in this endeavor and they are all held in Holy Rosary Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
- The first Sacrament Parents’ Meeting will be held for Holy Family, Triumph of the Cross, Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Holy Rosary Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
- The second Sacrament Parents’ Meeting will be held for Holy Family, Triumph of the Cross, Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Holy Rosary Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.
Our 2nd graders, being prepared for these sacraments at Bishop John King Mussio Elementary, in the Catholic Faith Formation Programs of Faith & Life or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, or in a homeschool program, will receive these sacraments in their home parish. Thus, the parents of these children in all the programs come together for these required parent meetings.
For the first Sacraments meeting on October 15, 2019, please come prepared with the Sacraments Application form completed and a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate. Applications can be found in the navigation menu under “Forms”. Bring the Completed Application to the meeting on October 15th.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Holy Family Church for all parishes. All children from Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Family and Triumph of the Cross Parishes will be receiving the Sacrament of First Reconciliation together on March 14th.
Children receiving the Sacraments are required to attend one of the Sacrament Retreats: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Holy Family Malara Hall from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
- Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Holy Family Malara Hall from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.