There are three main components for First Reconciliation and First Communion:
- Integrated Faith Life – It is vital that children are participating in Sunday Mass and parish life with their families. This instills the importance of faith in their lives.
- Foundational Formation - Preparing for these sacraments is a two year process with families participating in our parish GIFT program, Catholic School or an approved Home School program. This helps the families add catechesis to their children’s faith formation. Children typically begin preparing for these sacraments in the first grade. Parents know their children best and we work with all families who desire these sacraments at any age to develop an effective plan.
- Specific Sacramental Preparation – This occurs in the second year of Foundation. Families participate in specific, focused, preparation for each sacrament. We offer this preparation two times a year. NOTE: Sacraments are celebrated within the context of the parish community. Therefore all parish families participate in this final step together, regardless of where or how the Foundational Formation is received.