First Reconciliation & First Communion
Students in second grade will study the Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist in preparation to receive them for the first time. They will learn about sin, God's mercy, Confession of sins, Reconciliation, the steps to a good Confession, and the matter, form, effects, and minister of the Sacrament of Penance.
They will also study the Passover, Last Supper, the institution of the Eucharist, Transubstantiation, the priesthood, sacrifice, the order and parts of the Mass, personal union with Christ in Holy Communion, Eucharistic devotion, and the matter, form, effects, and minister of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Preparation for receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion involves parents, catechists and children. Only children who have been baptized can participate in this preparation. If you have a child who is not baptized, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 219-966-2202.
Sacramental Preparation Fee:
Parents should be prepared to attend a meeting prior to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and before First Communion also to attend practices for both sacraments. These dates and times will be forthcoming.