Traditionally First Communion is received in the Spring of the child's second grade school year. Families preparing their child to receive First Communion should participate in Family Formation or Religious Education in the years leading up to second grade.
They will also attend the Reconciliation preparation in the Fall and receive their first Reconciliation in December. Preparation for First Communion will begin in the Spring semester. First communicants and their parents will be required to participate in First Communion preparation.
We will be using the Signs of Grace: You Are Loved curriculum along with the companion study for parents, Presence. Families will be provided with a textbook and an activity book as well as access to the online platform for the lessons in Signs of Grace. With this program, parents are the primary catechists and the online platform makes this easy. Parents will also be required to participate in an adult study of the video series Presence. This will be done in two sessions. Presence will give parents a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the confidence to lead their child through sacramental preparation.
Sacramental Prep will be done along with Family Formation. Signs of Grace lessons can be completed in place of home lessons from Family Formation.
JOIN THE FIRST COMMUNION PREP TEAM! Team members will help families prepare for First Communion in the Spring. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Kelley Tansey at email@example.com