First Sacrament Preparation

Our First Sacrament Preparation Program
is for baptized 2nd and 3rd grade students who haven’t yet received First Eucharist. We have created our program to help teach children (and remind parents!) of Jesus’ tender love for them, as especially expressed through His Gift of His own Body and Blood in Eucharist and through the beautiful and merciful sacrament of Penance.

Our Program Expectations:
ONE
BASIC CATECHISM
FOUR PARISH EVENTS,
FOUR additional PARENT TASKS
THE SONG!!!!
REGISTRATION, TUITION and DOCUMENTS
and LAST BUT NOT LEAST!!!!!!!!

ONE BASIC CATECHISM:
Your child needs to be attending basic catechism somewhere:
* St Thomas school or another Catholic School
* Tuesday Night Catechism
*Sunday Morning Domestic Church Catechism
or
*Home Study (with restrictions)

FOUR  PARISH EVENTS

1.  Enrollment Mass, Breakfast and Teaching session
(November 19,  9:00 am Mass till noon, a snack will be served,
child should complete Promise Card and bring to Mass)

                     (Link to Promise Card)

 

2.  First Penance Retreat and Sacrament and Celebration!!
 (March 18,  9:00 am Mass – 12:30, lunch served)

3.  First Eucharist Retreat
(May 6, 9:00 am Mass – 12:30, lunch served)

4.  First Eucharist Mass and Rehearsal
May 12, 6:00- 7:30 pm rehearsal (in church)
May 13, 9:00am First Eucharist Mass

FOUR additional PARENT TASKS:

1. Weekly attendance at Sunday Mass!!!

2. VINE: Parents’ Life-line
parents must attend Fr Todd’s Kickoff!  
parents must attend 2 more VINE sessions
click here for The Vine

3. There will be TWO home-study packets for parents to complete with their child.
These are VERY user-friendly!!!
There is one packet (with 4 booklets) for First Reconciliation.
There is one packet (with 3 booklets) for First Eucharist.
The First Reconciliation packet will be given out at the November session.
The First Eucharist packet will be given out at the March
(First Reconciliation) session.

4. There will be ONE Parent on-line session (to be sent to you via email in January)

*THE SONG!!!!   Children will practice the First Eucharist Mass Song
The SONG!!!

REGISTRATION, TUITION and DOCUMENTS
1. Registration form, baptism certificate for all students,  and tuition submitted by September 21, late fees apply after September 30, 2016.

GO TO DOCUMENTS PAGE FOR ALL FIRST SACRAMENT PREP DOWNLOADS

LAST BUT NOT LEAST !!!!!   We expect families to demonstrate committed and consistent attendance at these events.  Both our pastor, Fr Bill, and our parochial vicar, Fr Todd,  have been very clear about this– sports and other recreational events are NOT acceptable reasons to be absent from Sacrament Prep.

*** Register for First Sacrament program HERE!! ***

Pay for First Sacrament Prep Program HERE!