Our next 1st
Reconciliation preparation sessions begin Sept. 2012
is one of the most beautiful Sacraments in our
Catholic Faith. People receive God's love and forgiveness, and are brought
back into union with the Church, the Body of Christ.
A child's First
Reconciliation should be joyful, peaceful, reassuring. Some
children who completed Reconciliation said, "Can we do it again
next week?" Our goal is that they are well prepared, experience
God's love in the Sacrament, and come back anytime they need it.
Parents are the
primary teachers of the Sacrament. We develop activities and
choose materials that help the parent fulfill his/her role. The
parents determine readiness for the Sacraments. We assist you in
seeing the signs of age appropriate understanding of Reconciliation.
September 25, 2012, 6:30 PM in St. Joseph, Holly Hall or
September 27, 2012, 8:45 AM in St. Mary Community room.
(Parents from either parish may attend either meeting.)
are enrolled in the preparation program. Parents and children begin the
formal preparation at this event. Children / Parents who are not ready for
the Sacrament may suspend the child's preparation at any time.
2, 2012, 6:30 PM at St. Joseph Church or
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:30 PM at St. Mary Church
Children work on lessons at home, Mid - October through November
attend a 3 hour retreat - fun learning activities, snacks, and practice.
There will be two retreats that Saturday,
one in the morning, 9AM to Noon
one in the
afternoon, 1PM to 4PM.
At St. Joseph, Holly Hall.
Click this link if:
We missed the retreat
November 27, 6:30 PM at St. Joseph, or
November 29, 6:30 PM at St. Mary
Members of either parish
may attend either Celebration. Parents may also make other arrangements
with the priest of their choice.