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, our Parish School of Religion or Home School, and has attended for at least two year, he/she is eligible for the reception of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
All children in Grade 2 will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. Preparation for these two sacraments began in Grade 1 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. We will begin the Registration Process with a First Reconciliation Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Holy Rosary Auditorium at 7 p.m. We encourage all parents of children making these important sacraments to take time in prayer for their child and to refresh their knowledge and understanding of these sacraments. Please do everything you can to help prepare your child for these blessed sacraments.
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 an approved homeschool program, will receive these sacraments in their Home Parish.
Registration begins at the Parent Meeting on October 19th. Please bring the Registration Form found on this website in the navigation menu under “Forms.” Please bring both the Sacraments Application Form and a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate. These two forms should be presented at the Parent Meeting.
Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2022:
Blessed Sacrament/Our Lady of Lourdes – Saturday, March 12 @ 11:30 a.m.
Holy Family Parish – Saturday, March 12 @ 10 a.m.
Triumph of the Cross Parish- Saturday, March 12 @1 p.m.
Celebration of the Sacrament of First Communion 2022:
Blessed Sacrament/Our Lady of Lourdes – Sunday, May 1st @ 11:00 a.m.
Holy Family Parish – Sunday, May 1 @ 2:30 p.m.
Triumph of the Cross Parish- Saturday, April 30 @ 5:30 p.m.
We will be holding two First Communion Retreats for the children as we have in the past. The children will only have to attend 1. We will discuss these at the Parent Meeting.