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. Due to COVID 19, we will be proceeding a little differently than we have in the past. The Fall Parent Meeting will be suspended at this time. 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 a homeschool program, will receive these sacraments in their home parish.
Registration begins now for the sacrament. Applications can be found in the navigation menu under “Forms.” Please send both the Sacraments Application Form and a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate. These two forms can be sent in one of three ways:
- Mail: P. O. Box 908, Steubenville, OH 43952
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop Off: Triumph of the Cross Offices on Rosemont Ave.
The dates for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Communion have not be set yet. As soon as we know, we will let all of the families know.
We hope that we can provide a Sacrament Retreat for the children as we have in the past. We will not make any decisions on these retreats until the Governor gives us further guidelines. Please try to keep the two Saturdays after Easter free just in case we get the go ahead for these retreats.