Preparation for First Eucharist begins in February of each year. Children 7 years old and higher are welcome to begin preparing for the reception of this Sacrament!
Traditionally, a child will undergo this process in the 2nd grade. They must have completed a year of Catholic Religious Education in the direct year prior to beginning preparation, be currently enrolled in Religious Education, and have received their First Reconciliation. Only registered parishioners can register for Sacramental Prep.
Preparation for this Sacrament consists of: *1 parent boot-camp meeting*, 3 parent and child sessions, and book work to be completed at home.
*Free childcare provided for this meeting!*
Children teach us just as much as we teach them. In Matthew 19:14 Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." This year’s preparation activities have been restructured to meet children at their level and show them their place in the Church through personal and family engagement. As Christians we believe this time is something to be celebrated and not just a box to be checked off. Our Sacramental Preparation will be community driven and above all centered on the joy of the Sacraments as we help our children journey on the Christian life.
Whatever your background or experience we are here to help you grow as a family in the knowledge of and your ability to live out the faith!
Contact Savannah Ackerman, 410-645-4019