FIRST RECONCILIATION - As a parent/guardian, you are your child's primary religious educator. Your child watches what you do, absorbs your values, and looks to you for guidance. It is through you that your child learns to relate to God and others. Modeling for your child an openness to receiving the gift of God's unconditional love is perhaps the core of your parental responsibility. The Sacrament of Reconciliation, whether or not it is being celebrated for the first time, is a time for the family to become more fully open to the forgiving love God lavishes upon us and its power to heal and change our hearts.
ADULTS - how do we explain to our children what Reconciliation is all about?? Matthew Kelly shares some insight "Second Chances" and on the beauty of GRACE, that truly is the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
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First Reconciliation Preparation will take place during Sunday Faith Formation Classes (10:30-11:45) during mid September through mid November. If your family has a conflict with this time Contact Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at 518-274-6269.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be offered on two different times in December:
Monday, December 3rd or Thursday December 6th at 6:30 pm
Families will have the opportunity to sign up for one of these dates at the parent meeting on Sunday, September 30th or at the Retreat on Sunday, December 2nd 10:30-12:00.
Below are Examination of Conscious posters created by 2nd Grade to help the Class understand the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
A sneak peek at the BLESSED Curriculum used through Dynamic Catholic!
FIRST COMMUNION DAY
The Sacrament of the Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. The Eucharist is the ritual, sacramental action of giving thanks and praise to the Father. First Eucharist brings Catholics together to share the Body and Blood of Christ, which is the heart and summit of the Church's life. (CCC, #1407).
Immediate preparation for First Eucharist will take place during regular Faith Formation classes beginning in March 3, 2019 (10:30-11:45). However, please keep in mind that the foundation and groundwork for celebrating the Sacrament is intertwined within the curriculum beginning in September of 2019!
Parent Meeting - Sunday, January 13th in the Parish Center 10:30-11:30 am (during children's Faith Formation class)
First Eucharist Retreat - Sunday, March 31st 10:30-12:00 (during children's Faith Formation class - time extended. We will meet in the Parish Center).
Rehearsal for First Eucharist - Friday, May 3rd 5:30 pm.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 9:15 during the Family mass.
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Contact Vici Armsby, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at 518-274-6269, if you have any questions or concerns or would like to enroll your child in Faith Formation Classes and Sacramental Preparation Classes.