FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST
The celebration of these sacraments are very special faith experiences in our parish. Children in the 2nd grade are eligible to prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. A copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate is required.
THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'”Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322-23
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE & RECONCILITATION
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422