At St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community
WHO CAN ENROLL?
preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist
is a parent-taught program. Children are prepared through family-centered programs
which include several meetings to orient and prepare both children and parents
for the celebration of these sacraments.
Children/Youth baptized in the Catholic faith, age 7 or above, AND who are in 2nd grade or above, who wish to celebrate one or both of the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
IS MY CHILD ELIGIBLE?
Children must have actively participated in an approved Faith Formation program last year, starting as early as 1st grade. If that year of Catholic formation took place outside St. Gabriel, please provide a written statement from the parish confirming your child’s participation.
WHAT PROGRAMS DO I REGISTER FOR?
- Children/Youth must register and become active in a parish Faith Formation program such as a Family Faith Sharing Community, Home Centered Faith Formation or Fusion (for middle school youth). This will serve as their primary form of formation.
- Register for Sacramental Preparation – Reconciliation/First Eucharist.
- BRING the child’s baptismal certificate to the office so we can copy PRIOR to the start of the year.
- NOTE: Registration is required by July 8th to ensure placement in the program and avoid late fees. Quick & easy registration can be completed, click here
Twice in the fall and twice in the spring, parent(s) and candidates gather at the parish to worship, celebrate special Rites and reinforce the take home materials. We ask that at least one parent attend with the candidate.
in this program and attendance at all gatherings is required.
Reconciliation Preparation - Fall 2016:
Sunday, September 25th 1:00-3:00 pm Orientation (parents & candidate)
Sunday, October 30th 1:00-3:00 pm Gathering/Rehearsal (parents & candidate)
Saturday, November 12th 10:00 AM Rite of Reconciliation (parents & candidate)
Eucharist Preparation - Spring 2017:
Sunday, January 22nd 1:00-3:00 pm Orientation (parents & candidate)
Sunday, April 23rd 1:00-3:00 pm Traditions/Rehearsal (parents & candidate)
Weekend of May 6th & 7th First Eucharist Masses (parents & candidate)
*Adult volunteers are needed to serve as Prayer Companions. At our gatherings, we need assistance with crafts, assembling materials, and making presentations (Sept.-April).