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Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion at St. Patrick is done as family catechesis with presentations to the parents & children on Saturday mornings to help the family at home. As first teachers of the faith, we invite you to walk with your children as they prepare for the sacraments. It states in Lumen Gentium from the Second Vatican Council that, "The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children."

Children who are eligible will receive an invitation and registration letter prior to sacramental preparation. If you are new to the parish, or have not received an invitation, or have any questions or concerns, please call the R.E. office.

Please see the parent and children meetings and dates for the sacraments and eligibility below:

First Reconciliation Preparation

Children who are eligible to participate in First Reconciliation preparation have been baptized, had 2 years, or are in their 2nd year or religious education, and weekly attendance at Holy Mass. A Sacrament fee of $10 is due at the time of registration for 1st Reconciliation.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Parents with children--8 A.M. Mass followed by parents and children meeting.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Parents with children--8 A.M. Mass followed by parents and children meeting.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Parents and Children Penance Services--9:00 A.M. in Church followed by a reception in the Classic Gym.

First Communion Preparation

Children who are eligible to participate in First Eucharist preparation have been baptized, received the Sacrament of Reconcilation, and had 3 years or are in their 3rd year of religious education, and weekly attendance at Holy Mass. A Sacrament fee of $20 is due at the time of registration for 1st Communion.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Parents with children--8 A.M. Mass followed by paernts' and children's meeting.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Parents with children--8 A.M. Mass followed by parent's and children's meeting in the church, and retreat in the gym until 10:30 A.M.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

First Holy Eucharist Practice--6:30 P.M. in the Church (Mandatory)

Sunday, April 28, 2019: First Holy Eucharist at 11 A.M. Mass

Children from both St. Patrick's School and St. Patrick's Religious Education Program will make their First Holy Communion together on this date.