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The desire to fruitfully receive the Sacraments grows out of lived relationship with Jesus Christ in the context of the Catholic Church. The period of sacramental preparation builds on the foundation of Faith Formation. After some discernment, parents are encouraged to present their children/youth for preparation to receive Reconciliation, Eucharist, or Confirmation, in their second year of Faith Formation. The retreats and preparation sessions are in addition to weekly Faith Formation sessions.
RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist begins when the parents have discerned that their child is able to choose between right and wrong (usually around seven years-old). During the two periods of preparation (one for each Sacrament), at least one parent/guardian accompanies the child/youth to sessions and retreats that focus on celebrating the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time and living it out for the rest of their lives.
First Reconciliation is usually received at the end of the fall, and First Eucharist is usually received at the end of the spring.