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Sacrament Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

The goal of the Sacramental Preparation Ministry for the Pastorate of St. Paul Church and Church of the Resurrection is to instruct, inform, and guide children and their families through the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This ministry is designed to assist families to leading a sacramental life which includes regular participation in the Sunday Mass, Reconciliation, and regular reception of the Eucharist.

Children, usually in Grade 2, who are enrolled in public, private and Catholic schools, can be prepared to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. 

Preparation for these Sacraments is a stand-alone ministry that is not part of our regular Faith Formation at St. Paul Parish, Church of the Resurrection or in our Catholic School-Resurrection/St. Paul school religious education classes. The preparation consists of classroom instruction, home instruction, and at least one rehearsal session prior to receiving each sacrament. Parents are required to attend two introductory sessions as well as work along with their children through the resources. 


Following this link, will show you the resource our families use during this preparation phase: St. Mary's Press, "Go! Seek! Find!

  • For the 2022-2023 season at the Church of the Resurrection, sessions will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM-7:45PM

  • For the 2022-2023 season at St. Paul, sessions will be offered on Wednesday evening from 6:30PM-7:45PM. *There will be four events that will begin at 5:45 and end at 6:45 p.m. These times are noted in red on the one-page calendar below

  • Children’s First Reconciliation preparation begin in October and First Reconciliation will be celebrated in November

  • Children’s First Communion preparation will begin in February, and First Communion is celebrated the end of April or early May


Please contact Susan Yost for all K-5th grade questions and for Sacrament Preparation for Reconciliation & Eucharist


Susan Yost, 410-461-6101

St. Paul Director of Faith Formation   

(Contact for all K-5th grade questions and for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist)

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