First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
This year we will go back to our previous practice of receiving both sacraments during the second grade year.
Those currently in third grade will receive this year, and so will those in second grade. That means that first grade is our year one for the sacrament from now on.
In order to receive each sacrament, the child must:
Have been baptized and have a copy of their Baptismal Certificate on file in the office
Attend classes regularly
Faithfully attend mass each week with their family
Know their prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and the Act of Contrition
Understand that it is Christ who forgives their sins, when they are truly sorry and asking forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Understand that the Eucharist they receive is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus, who is GOD
Parents, please start now, if you haven’t already, to prepare your child well for these sacraments. Have them learn the prayers and say them every day. Bring them to Holy Mass each week. Let them see you walk into the confessional regularly, and afterwards, talk with them about God’s great mercy. Help them to grasp the importance of daily prayer and honoring God by the choices they make each day. Children are young, but, with help, they can come to know Our Lord’s great love for them, and can learn to love and obey Him in return.
For More Information Call Kathy Casas 209-770-5987