First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

  • Children baptized Catholic as infants prepare for these sacraments over two years.
  • Holy Rosary School or our Religious Education Program assist parents in the preparation of their children to receive these sacraments.
  • The ordinary age for reception of these two sacraments is during the second grade year.
  • There will be at least one required parent preparation session for each sacrament.
  • Children in Holy Rosary School and in the Religious Education program will prepare and celebrate the sacrament during the same liturgies.
  • A catechist will prepare older children who have not celebrated the sacraments of Reconciliation & Eucharist. The celebration of the sacraments is to be arranged by the parents.
  • It is presumed that the families of children preparing for these sacraments are regularly attending Sunday liturgies and that they will continue to do so after the reception of the sacraments.
  • Godparents should be included in the preparation as much as possible.