First Communion & Reconciliation
What are the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion?
Holy Communion is the reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. Our fellowship and union with Jesus and other baptized Christians in the Church has its source and summit in the celebration of the Eucharist.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, through God’s mercy and forgiveness, the sinner is reconciled with God and also with the Church, Christ’s Body. Formal preparation for First Reconciliation is recommended and offered in 2nd Grade.
Please visit our Liturgy & Music page for our regular Mass & Reconciliation schedule.
At the Church of St. Michael, children in the second grade are invited to begin formal preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance/Confession) and Eucharist (Communion) for the first time. The Faith Formation Program coordinates the preparation of children in both the St. Michael Faith Formation program and at St. Michael Catholic School.
Curriculum: We Prepare for Reconciliation and We Share in the Eucharist (TWENTY THIRD 23 rd Publications) textbook materials are taught (each week) in the classrooms. Parents are intimately involved in the preparation of their children: these are grace-filled opportunities to catechize adults as well as children.
For current curriculum information, class schedules, calendars and registration information, please visit the Elementary Faith Formation page.
First Reconciliation is celebrated communally, with individual confession and absolution,
First Communion in 2013 will be celebrated on these dates:
Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses
Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the 2:00 p.m. Mass
First Communion for Adults
For information about First Communion for older youth and adults returning to the faith, please visit our RCIA/RCIC Becoming Catholic page.