First Rec/Euch Preparation for Children

Important Dates & Information:

  • First Reconciliation: Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10 AM followed by a reception
  • First Eucharist Liturgy (please choose one): Saturday, May 6, 2023 or Saturday, May 13, 2023 both at 10 AM
  • Registration: registration for both Sacraments is required, if you haven’t already registered, use the button at the top of this page. See tabs below for more information about each Sacrament.
  • First Eucharist Retreat & Practice (please attend ONE): Friday, April 28, 2022 from 4:30-8:30 PM or Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Both retreats will begin in the MPR.
  • Sacrament Prep Resources: this year, we are again using the Mend and Nourish family-based resources to prepare for First Reconciliation/Eucharist. See below for examples of some activities you will do at home:

Mend

Nourish

 

  • 22-23 Updated First Rec-Euch Family Faith Formation Letter
  • 22-23 Updated First Rec-Euch School Letter
  • Dress Code: this is a special day and our dress should signify this important occasion and sacred Liturgy!
        • Boys are asked to wear slacks, a button-up shirt, tie, and dress shoes. Suit jackets are optional, but most choose to wear them.
        • Girls are asked to wear white dresses with, or without, a simple jacket or shoulder covering and dress shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Many girls wear a simple tiara, floral crown, or veil, but these are not required. Gloves, if worn, must be removed before reception of First Holy Communion. Please reach out to us if you need assistance obtaining dress clothes, we are happy to help!
  • No Reception: there is no reception following the First Eucharist Liturgy since most families choose to do celebrations at home with family & friends.
  • Details for the day of: stay tuned for more details regarding what will happen the day of including instructions on seating & pictures!