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First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated after a student has attended either religious education classes or parochial school for two consecutive years.  For many students, this means that the sacrament is celebrated in the second grade.  Whatever grade your child is in, we welcome you to our parish and sacramental preparation program.

With the understanding that "the Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith"  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1666), parents play an essential role in the preparation of their children for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  We help you in this important task with parent enrichment meetings and family activities.  
An important note:
All sacraments take place at the parish to which the family belongs.  If your child is attending another Catholic school but you are still a member of St. Catherine of Siena parish, your child will make his or her First Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation here with your parish family at St. Catherine’s.  Preparation (parent meetings, retreats, etc.) for these sacraments will take place at St. Catherine’s.

Schedule of Sacramental Activities   
2017-2018 Reconciliation and Eucharist 
Wednesday, October 18
6:45 pm
Church
Parent Session in Church
Wednesday, November 8
7-8pm
Church
Parent Session with Father Hynes -Reconciliation
Tuesday, November 14
7-8pm
Gathering Space
Reconciliation Family Activity Night
This session is for our First Reconciliation/Eucharist students with their families.
Saturday, January 13
9:30 am
Church
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesday, February 7
7-8pm
Church
Parent Session with Father Hynes - Eucharist
Sunday, February 11
10:30am
Church
Children to receive a special blessing at this Mass as they begin to prepare for the sacrament of Eucharist.
Saturday, April 21
9am - 1pm
Church/Martin Center/Pastoral Center
First Eucharist Retreat Day - Parent volunteers are needed, please consider volunteering for this special day.
Sunday, April 22
10:30am
Church
The homily during this Mass will be child-centered and will aid in the preparations for the children to receive the Sacrament.
Thursday, May 3
6-7pm
Church
First Eucharist Practice
Children Only.  Please drop off and pick up promptly.
Saturday May 5
9:30am
Church
First Eucharist Mass - Please arrive by 9:00am
 
Sunday, May 13
10:30am
Church
Parish May Procession, following 10:30am Mass. Children may wear the clothing they wore for First Communion.


 
 


 

 
 
Tool for Parents asking about Reconciliation:
Click here for a video from the Diocese of Richmond that explains why Catholics confess their sins to a priest:

Tools for Families Preparing for First Eucharist:
Find here a beautiful video about how Communion wafers are baked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryL3xLPAPqk

Please click on the following link and watch the short video about how we receive the Eucharist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdGkTdv4Dt4
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