Children who wish to enter into sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist are asked to attend classes during our Wednesday evening formation program. We follow a Whole Community Worship (WCW) model, which offers intergenerational and small group formation activities for every member of our parish, including students entering into sacramental preparation. We gather three Wednesday evenings each month from October to May and begin the session with a potluck meal and share in prayer and fellowship. During two of these sessions, we break into small groups following the meal for faith formation classes. The children meet with a catechist for curriculum and discussion focusing on Reconciliation during the fall, then move into First Eucharist preparation shortly into the new year.
Once a month we gather to take part in a large group activity. This may include a prayer experience, a service project, or a community building activity.
We typically begin sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist during the child’s second grade year, but can make arrangements to accommodate children of all ages. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, our preparation programs involve retreat experiences and possible additional classes so the children are able to cover the necessary material.
To find out more information or to enroll your child into the sacramental preparation program, please contact the church office at 651.644.4502.