First Reconciliation &
As parents and guardians of our children, we help prepare them for every aspect of their lives. What begins with tiny steps, grows into going off to school and making friends. As parents, you play the most critical role in preparing your child for the sacraments as well.
Our next stops on the journey to initiation come with the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Our journey towards Christ has reminded us that we are his (baptism), that he is merciful (reconciliation), and allows us to partake in the feast of unconditional love (Eucharist).
The current resources are helpful for exploring the sacrament of First Reconciliation, check back each month for new resources!
Consider using this prayer as a meal prayer until we celebrate First Reconciliation.
First Reconciliation Meal Prayer:
Lord Jesus, bless our food and our family today.
Help us to remember the people who don't have food to eat.
Teach us to share.
Help us to learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness.
Lead us always to do what is right.
Prayer used with permission from St. Mary's Press - copyright 2016
We are excited to offer many options for sacramental preparation during the 2020-2021 Religious Education year!
Our families can select from a home study program, a hybrid model (if gathered learning is permitted again in January), or a digital model.
For those selecting the hybrid or digital models, a family kit will be provided with materials that accompany a special playlist for a children preparing for reconciliation and eucharist.
For those selecting the home study model, a kit will be provided to your family for the year. We will utilize Google Classrooms for conversations and additional preparation for your children throughout the year.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move forward this year! Please be sure to register for both our Religious Education program, here, and below for the sacrament.
As parents, sometimes the best thing we can do is help our children prepare for the major events in their lives through practice.
Consider practicing the receiving the sacrament of First Reconciliation together. Here's a brief script that can help you practice together.
Feel free to take turns letting your child and you be the priest.
Calendars & Forms
Calendar for the 2020-2021 religious education year:
Sacramental Registration form for children celebrating First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in 2021:
Scheduled Mass times for the celebration of First Communion will be confirmed at the February 7th session.
All schedules are being made this year with the understanding that we will remain in conversation about the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please call or e-mail Nicky Uerling with any questions: