First Communion Prep
First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Preparation (Grade 2)
In addition to regular faith formation in Family Catechesis or SMG school, this year involves preparation activities for the family, parents, and student. The primary aim of sacramental preparation is to ensure that students approaching the sacraments are suitably instructed and properly disposed.
- Enrollment in Family Catechesis - See Religious Education
- Attend monthly sessions, Mondays at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
- Family Registration Fee $75, Family Catechesis $40, and Sacramental Fee $75
- Enrollment in SMG School
- No registration needed, will receive information during school's religion class
- No fees, included in school tuition
Calendar 2021-2022 - Coming soon!
- Calendar - First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
First Reconciliation Preparation (October-January)
Parents - If you have not previously signed in to FORMED, visit formed.org to sign up as a parishioner.
- Watch Forgiven - Session 1: Where are You? and answer questions
- Watch Forgiven - Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy and answer questions
- Watch Forgiven - Session 3: The Rite Explained and answer questions
- Family Adoration (30 minutes per month, October-January)
- Family Church Scavenger Hunt at St. Maria Goretti and another Catholic church
Complete the Church Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Students - Watch Reconciliation Videos by Fr. Bill (3 videos)
- Watch Reconciliation Video 1 and answer questions
- Watch Reconciliation Video 2 and answer questions
- Watch Reconciliation Video 3 and answer questions
First Holy Communion Preparation (February-April)
- Watch Presence - Session 1: God Is with Us and answer questions
- Watch Presence - Session 2: The Story of the Eucharist and answer questions
- Watch Presence - Session 3: Bread for the Journey and answer questions
- Family Adoration (30 minutes per month, February-April)
- Family Symbol Scavenger Hunt at St. Maria Goretti (February)
- Parent & Communicant Retreat (March)
- Watch First Communion Retreat Video 1 and answer questions
- Watch First Communion Retreat Video 2 and answer questions
First Holy Communion Interviews (April)
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