FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION
These sacraments are offered through our Faith Formation Program during the Second Grade year (typically). If you are interested in First Communion which will include the Sacrament of Reconciliation please contact our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry, Mary Eaton at (518) 518-274-6269 or email at [email protected] If you are an adult seeking First Reconciliaiton, First Communion or any other Sacraments offered by the Church please contact Vici Armsby for information about RCIA.
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.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be offered later in the process of Faith Formation before immediate Preparation for First Communion begins.
For the Schedule of our Faith Formation K-6 2020-2021 program is provided on the page where registration is also available at the below link:
First Reconciliation Preparation will take place during Sunday Faith Formation Classes (10:30-11:45) during mid September through mid November.
Contact Mary Eaton, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at 518-274-6269.
For Guardians and Parents:
- Visit CatholicMom.com and check out 5 Ways to Prepare your Child for their First Confession!
- Watch the video below for a closer look at how to go to Confession.
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!
A sneak peek at the BLESSED Curriculum used through Dynamic Catholic!
Some dates for Schedule ahead:
First Eucharist Retreat
Rehearsal for First Eucharist
The Sacrament of First Eucharist will take place on Saturday, April 30th at 9:30 am.
Contact Mary Eaton, Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry 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.