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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   
2016-17 Reconciliation and Eucharist 
Wednesday, October 19
7-8 pm
Church
Parent Session in Church
Wednesday, November 16
7-8pm
Church
Parent Session with Father Hynes -Reconciliation
Tuesday, December 6
7-8pm
Gathering Space
Reconciliation Family Activity Night
This session is for our First Reconciliation/Eucharist students with their families
Saturday, January 14
9:30 am
Church
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday, February 5
10:30 Mass
Church
First Eucharist Enrollment Mass
At this Mass, the students receive a special blessing as they begin to prepare for the sacrament of Eucharist
Wednesday, February 8
7-8 pm
Church
Parent Session with Father Hynes - Eucharist
Monday, March 13
7 pm
Church
Family Church Tour
Saturday, April 1
9am - 1 pm  
Church/ Martin Center
First Eucharist Retreat Day
 
Thursday, May 4
6-7 pm
Church
First Eucharist Practice
Children Only.  Please drop off and pick up promptly.
Saturday May 6
9:30 am
Church
First Eucharist Mass


 
 


 

 
 
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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