Children need the experience of participating in Mass weekly to be fully prepared for the reception of their 1st Holy Communion. In both Levels of our Communion preparation program we focus on this essential part of our faith. In each level children are required to submit “Good Deed” coupons/envelopes for a minimum of 10 attended Masses to demonstrate their participation in Mass and therefore their level of preparedness to receive the Body of Jesus. This emphasizes the significance of Communion as part of the celebration of the Mass.
Children who have NOT attended the 10 minimum required Masses have not demonstrated the commitment to being prepared for the reception of this sacrament and may therefore have the reception of their 1st Holy Communion delayed until they have demonstrated that they are properly prepared and have completed all their requirements.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS FOR LEVEL II COMMUNION STUDENTS
"Last Supper" Retreat
All 1st Holy Communion Students will participate in a Last Supper Retreat on :
Please note the change in the Last Supper Retreat for Group I From MARCH 23rd TO APRIL 6th
****Saturday,April 6: DiCaprio, Villaume/Gonzalez, Dlabola, and Wicelinski/Giusto, Abatelli, Catholic School and Jansky Classes
Saturday, March 30: Bremer, Georgeou, Infante, MacDougall, Markesano, Novak, Pena and Older Communion Classes
The retreats will be held at 9:00 AM in the school cafeteria.
Children will dress in a "No Sew" costume for the event. For directions on how to make this please click on the link below:
All 1st Holy Communion children are required to make a banner to hang on their pew on the day of their Communion
Please click below for instructions :
Communion Date - Rehearsal Date:
May 4th at 11: 00 AM May 1st at 4:00 PM
May 4th at 1:00 PM May 1st at 5:00 PM
May 5th at 10:30 & 12:00 May 1st at 6:00 PM
May 11 at 11:00 AM May 8th at 4:00 PM
May 11 at 1:00 PM May 8th at 5:00 PM
May 12 at 10:30 & 12:00 May 8th at 6:00 PM
All rehearsals will be in the church. An parent/adult must accompany each student.
Whether your child has just received communion for the first time this year or whether you are enrolling your child in our program to prepare them for first communion and beyond, the number one thing to do during the summer is to come to Mass each week. Listen to God's Word together; join in the singing; receive Jesus into your hearts.
When the autumn comes around, time for formal religious education happens, but none of that is as important as coming to worship God each week. So…how can you plan to be successful in coming to church with your child?
For those enrolled in our Level One Communion program, you can read all about it and see the schedule for meetings for 2018-2019 by clicking here.